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Frequentis Aeronautical Information Management

Aeronautical Information Management

For complete interoperability along the digital aeronautical data chain.

The Frequentis group’s aeronautical information management (AIM) solution is a complete system landscape of modular components that provide full interoperability along the digital aeronautical data chain. Consistent with the latest AIM standards, as outlined in ICAO Annexes and Manuals, as well as with European and national regulations, we created these solutions to enable a smooth and cost-effective migration from AIS to AIM. The modular system design facilitates a step-by-step replacement of existing AIS infrastructure.

The paradigm shift towards AIM replaces the traditional product-centric provision of aeronautical information with a data-centric solution. Instead of creating and maintaining individual documents with complex release processes the focus is on the maintenance, integrity and accuracy of the aeronautical data.

Frequentis AIM landscape

Stakeholders

The challenge for AIM stakeholders is the automation of data management processes by eliminating all manual interactions and thereby guaranteeing no degradation of data quality along the data chain. Here, any lack of standardisation would jeopardise interoperability.

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The challenge for AIM stakeholders is the automation of data management processes by eliminating all manual interactions and thereby guaranteeing no degradation of data quality along the data chain. Here, any lack of standardisation would jeopardise interoperability.

We have supported many customers worldwide in analysing their current AIS situation and developing a solution recommendation, along with an implementation plan for the migration to AIM as an end-to-end solution concept.

The Frequentis group is an AIM supplier with expertise in multi-tenant systems and experience in serving the complex needs of airports, data originators, ANSPs, data integrators and airlines.

Use cases

With all applications sharing the same data, the integrity and consistency of aeronautical information is dramatically increased while the effort involved in service provision is reduced. The key to the success of AIM is the standardisation of data encoding and presentation, together with standardised interoperable interfaces. Combining these factors with state-of-the-art data access, the provision of aeronautical information is now no longer limited to users of the ATM network both on the ground and in the air.

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With all applications sharing the same data, the integrity and consistency of aeronautical information is dramatically increased while the effort involved in service provision is reduced. The key to the success of AIM is the standardisation of data encoding and presentation, together with standardised interoperable interfaces.

Combining these factors with state-of-the-art data access, the provision of aeronautical information is now no longer limited to users of the ATM network both on the ground and in the air.

Flight Plan Management

Reliable and fast flight planning workflow with shared situational awareness for operators and pilots are crucial for safe flight operation. Our integrated flight plan management enables the most efficient and effective process across different stakeholders such as aeronautical offices, airlines and pilots. The FPL tools can be used as a terminal solution or as a web-based solution which provides an easy-to-use pilot portal including self-briefing capabilities. The flight plan management tools can provide also an IFPS module.

Data Management

Merging and consolidating data from different data sources remains a critical task, as the incoming data is often provided in proprietary data formats. Appropriate tools and procedures are required to guarantee data consistency and quality according to national or international quality standards like the European ADQ regulation. Data Management includes, but is not limited to, ICAO data sets, Aerodrome Mapping (AMDB), terrain and obstacle databases. Data can be consumed and provided in different common data formats such as AIXM 5.1, AIXM 4.5 or ARINC 424.

NOTAM Management

Starting from a NOTAM proposal, the NOTAM Management functionality covers the full chain and all types of NOTAM (NOTAM, SNOWTAM, ASHAM) based on international standards, such as ICAO Annex 15, ICAO Doc 8126 or OPADD. The processing of worldwide incoming NOTAMs at a sustainable pace and the communication of national aeronautical and cultural infrastructure changes to the intended users are just two of the safety-critical tasks that need to be performed by the NOTAM office operator. The ultimate goal of the operator is to provide all relevant information in a timely manner to every airspace user.

Electronic Publications & Charting

The evolution of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) requires an integrated, data-centric approach, aligned with the ICAO Roadmap for the transition from AIS to AIM and compliant with ADQ Implementing Rules.

Briefing

The digital Briefing solution alleviates the known shortcomings of conventional briefing solutions through recognition and interpretation of digital data content. Coupled with modern graphical presentation concepts it brings unparalleled situational awareness to pilots and other airspace users.

SWIM

The Frequentis group’s applications are based on commonly agreed and understood data standards and information models. This is a prerequisite to support an automated, reliable and secure data exchange between the stakeholders. Through the flexible deployment options, the application described above is a perfect fit with the SWIM roadmap.

Products & Solutions

We offer the complete information backbone along the digital data chain: from data origination, data handling and data management to a platform for easy sharing of this information. Our solutions comprise modules for long-term information management, publications, short-term information management and workflow management.

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We offer the complete information backbone along the digital data chain: from data origination, data handling and data management to a platform for easy sharing of this information. Our solutions comprise modules for long-term information management, publications, short-term information management and workflow management.

Through our commitment to SESAR2020 and the ASBU initiative, through working hand-in-hand with ANSPs, ICAO, EUROCONTROL and additional industrial partners we keep our solutions on the leading edge of technology and in line with what the market needs.

Solutions for long-term Information Management

  • AIXM 5.1 Data Management: CADAS AIMDB
  • ETOD: Smart ETOD

Aeronautical Publications

  • AIP Tools: smartAIP
  • Aeronautical Charting: smartCharting

Short-term Information Management

  • FPL, NOTAM and Briefing Tools: CADAS-IMS, CADAS-ATS
  • Weather: smartWeather

Workflow Management

  • smartWFM