In the fast-growing aviation industry, facilitating the safe conduct of flights across controlled airspace increasingly depends on the ability of ANSPs to share information with the right people at the right time. These stakeholders include airlines, Airport Operations Centres, Military Operations Centres and Meteorology Service Providers.
Today, ANSPs rely on closed systems with proprietary point-to-point communication for data exchange. System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is a concept that promotes the interoperability and standardisation of ATM information throughout its lifecycle. In this way, SWIM supports more cost- and time-efficient exchange of information between providers and users—and it is expected to be an important driver for new and updated standards.
The SWIM concept itself is based on a service-oriented architecture running on open and standard mainstream technologies. SWIM operates as an overlay to IP networks using open standards and ATM-defined data exchange models, including the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), Weather Information Exchange Model (IWXXM) and Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM).
Taking advantage of this digital transformation in the aviation industry promises substantial benefits for ANSPs, who can harness SWIM to monetise their data and offer new services to their customers. The new paradigm requires substantial changes in how ANSPs manage their information, and it touches all ATM systems, data domains and a wide range of stakeholders.
MosaiX, the Frequentis digital platform, empowers ANSPs to achieve a fast, smooth and cost-effective transition to SWIM. An end-to-end solution, MosaiX provides ANSPs with all the tools required to unlock the value of their data. By easily and securely interfacing with legacy and third-party systems, ANSPs can break down the barriers between different functional areas and extend their capabilities by combining information from multiple sources.
MosaiX incorporates a built-in ATM toolkit, developed by industry experts. Using these ready-made ATM connectors, data transformers and a complete suite of ATM applications and graphical developer tools, ANSPs can develop their own data-driven products with ease.
MosaiX includes data analytics and billing tools that enable ANSPs to visualise and track valuable metrics for their services, such as pay-per-time or pay-per-hit. And with the option to deploy on-premises in a high-availability configuration, in the cloud, or across a hybrid of the two, they can scale elastically to meet peaks in demand and request volume.
MosaiX acts as an information backbone that connects all stakeholders, including ANSPs, airports, airlines and meteorological service providers. And because MosaiX supports a wide range of exchange models, protocols and data formats, ANSPs can achieve a seamless transition to SWIM.