Considering developments in aviation industry and ICT a framework of further steps of integration in Air-Traffic Management is drafted. Intelligent management systems and distributed parallel data processing is envisioned for including sequences of flights into collaborative ATM. This includes options provided by latest developments regarding the Internet of Things as well as of Things that Think, i.e. manifesting autonomous behavior in a complex operations environment. Advanced communication system components, verification methods, and mission critical communication networks are utilized to interlink distributed compute, storage, and High End Computing resources and create a fast, secure, and reliable system and operating environment.