DUBAI, U.A.E., 25 July 2014. Skyguide and COMSOFT officials have entered into a partnership to advance aeronautical information management (AIM) and COMSOFT’s AIM core product CADAS-AIMDB, designed to assist air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as they implement the ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap.
The two companies’ officials announced the partnership during the seventh International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Associations (IFAIMA) Global AIM trade fair in Dubai. The event, hosted by Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) and EUROCONTROL, attracted more than 300 participants from 66 countries. The theme was “Implementing AIM” and the event garnered the support of His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), chairman of Dubai Airports, and CEO of Middle Eastern airline Emirates.
The event concentrates on the transition from AIS to AIM, and set the stage for the skyguide-COMSOFT announcement.
COMSOFT presented the company’s CADAS AIM solution and highlighted the challenges an ANSP faces when implementing the individual steps of the ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap.
CADAS-AIMDB is the central Aeronautical Information Management database with native AIXM 5.1 implementation. As a direct result of their strong cooperation during skyguide’s AIM implementation project phase, the Swiss ANSP and COMSOFT agreed to continue working closely on further improvements. This commitment has now been laid out in a product partnership for CADAS-AIMDB.
The partners will focus on the implementation of dedicated AIM workflows, advanced user interface (UI) concepts for even easier data management, as well as various optimizations to improve the integrated data quality assurance tools well beyond ADQ compliance—leading to higher automation, less work load, and a safer handling of aeronautical information.
COMSOFT GmbH was established in 1979, has been active in the ATC domain for 25 years, and offers expertise on information management, air traffic control, surveillance, and communication.
Skyguide provides air navigation services in Switzerland and in certain parts of neighbouring countries. With its workforce of 1,400 employees who are active at 14 locations in Switzerland, skyguide safely and reliably guides almost 3,100 civil and military flights a day – or 1.1 million a year – through the busiest and most complex airspace in Europe. Skyguide is committed to continuous improvement, targeted innovation and creative collaboration. Together with its partner organizations in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, skyguide is a member of the FABEC alliance to manage Central European airspace. Skyguide is a non-profit limited company, the majority of whose shares are held by the Swiss Confederation. Its head office is in Geneva.