Repetitive flight plan processing ensures facilitation of flight planning operations within the Network Manager (NM) distribution area for aircraft operators (AOs), via a centralised Repetitive Flight Plans (RPLs) system.
RPLs are electronic files and exist in two versions - new lists (NLST) and revised lists (RLST). AOs can submit them to the Network Manager Operations Centre’s RPL team for the summer and winter seasons (corresponding to the European clock change). This makes submitting individual flight plans no longer necessary. RPLs are preformatted documents sent to the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) by e-mail.
Upon receipt of the RPL, an acknowledgment message for the RPL submission is sent to the originator by email.
RPLs are (re-)processed for each new Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control (AIRAC) cycle. Invalid ones are corrected by RPL operators who send the feedback to the AOs.
The service is only available to organisations which are actively engaged in air traffic management (ATM) operations or in the operation of aircraft and related support services, provided that they have concluded an agreement with EUROCONTROL.