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 Plan (RPL) system.

A RPL submission is an electronic file and exists 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 within the Network Manager (NM) distribution area. 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.

A RPL input application enabled RPLs to be submitted in an electronic format compatible with the RPL System, which was then sent by email as an attachment. However, the application is no longer supported by the Network Manager Directorate. We are therefore not providing any new accesses to the application, nor is it technically supported.

Important notice

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) has reviewed the use of the NM RPL service and has decided to stop providing NM RPL service in the FIRs of the EUROCONTROL NM area of operations. This decision has been endorsed at the Network Directors of Operations meeting in November 2018 and subsequently by the Network Management Board.

The date by which NM will stop providing the service is the 29th March 2020. This date has been chosen because it is the end of the 2019 RPL winter.

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  • automated generation - 20 hours before the estimated off-block time (EOBT) - and distribution of validated individual flight plans to the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS)
  • Operational Reply Messages (ORMs)

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Access conditions

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.