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Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  

Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group Co-leads, Metroplex Co-leads as well as Regional, and Facility leadership. The Change Strategy Team will also work collaboratively at the local level, regionally and nationally to ensure TBO messaging is consistent, accurate and deliberate to facilitate smooth roll out of existing and emerging technologies and concepts. 

Change Strategy continues to meet virtually due to Covid-19.  

We continue to meet with AJV, AJT, AJR, and MITRE to work on changes to the FAAO 7210.3 and PCG (Pilot/Controller Glossary). These changes strengthen the language to support TBO and will be in the June 2021 publication.   

We have worked with the TBFM Ops team, AJR, AJI and MITRE to create a TBFM Fundamentals briefing for Enroute controllers to include TBO. The briefing has been placed on INET (FAA Information Network) and the tasking memo is waiting for a signature from the Vice President of Air Traffic Services.   

We continue to meet with Denver Center (ZDV), Denver Tracon (D01, and Denver (DEN) Field Implementation Team (FIT)’s on a bi-weekly basis, or sooner, as needed.  

The Change Strategy team meets monthly with the TBFM Ops, AJR, AJI, AJV, FAST, PASS, MITRE, and Tech Ops. A few topics that are discussed and worked on during these meetings are controller metering training, TBFM training and TMU training.  

The Change Strategy meets monthly with Command Center NATCA and Management leaders to brief them on change strategy work to include TBO training for facilities.  

We have created an ad-hoc subgroup to review and discuss present day TMU training. The Change Strategy team will meet with the TBO Management and NATCA lead to discuss formalizing a CWG to update TMU training for Towers, Terminals, Centers, and the Command Center. A scoping document has been created and is with the TBO Management Co-Lead.  

We continue to work with the TBFM Ops team, AJR and AJT on ways to provide the TBFM training to facilities in a virtual environment. AJR will test this method for the TBFM Ops Team and will coordinate with other lines of business as necessary. TBFM training course material will not change.  

We have met and have collaborated on lessons learned with the Northwest Mountain Operating area that we will share with the TBO and CWG Leads.  

We are working on a repository to store all notes and artifacts in regard to change strategy. The team has agreed that Huddle would be the best place to store these documents and we will present this information to the Group Manager.  

The Change Strategy Team has met with AJR to discuss AJR’s transition plan to TBO. We have also discussed a memorandum of understanding between AJR and AJT in regard to collaboration on new procedures and technology. These conversations are also being had at higher levels above the CST Leads.  

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