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Implementing Partners

Leader: Ryanair
Contributor: Boeing

Description

Real time data exchange between airports, the NM, ANSP’s, Military Authorities and airspace users through SWIM will contribute to greater operational efficiency, improved predictability and resilience. This project will deliver the required capabilities to achieve SWIM-enabled information exchanges between the NM and Ryanair FOC and will be designed to be connected to other SWIM nodes of interest, specifically A-CDM airports such as Dublin in the future.

  • S-AF 5.2: Implementation of the Yellow SWIM TI Profile over public internet IP-network, for the exchange of ATM data (aeronautical, meteorological, airport, etc.) based on standards and interoperable services.

  • As part of S-AF 5.3, a further link can be established to support the exchange of the following aeronautical information using the yellow SWIM TI Profile relevant to RYR FOC and Planning: (Pre-)Notification of the (de-)activation of an Airspace Reservation/Restriction (ARES), Aeronautical information on request, Aerodrome mapping data and Airport Maps, D-Notams...

  • As part of S-AF 5.4; Meteorological prediction of the weather at the airport concerned, at a small interval in the future: wind speed and direction, the air temperature, the altimeter pressure setting, the runway visual range (RVR); Provide Volcanic Ash Mass Concentration;

Specific MET info feature service; Winds aloft information service; Meteorological information supporting Aerodrome ATC & Airport Landside process or aids involving the relevant MET information, translation processes to derive constraints for weather and converting this information in an ATM impact; the system capability mainly targets a ''time to decision'' horizon between 20 minutes and 7 days; Meteorological information supporting En Route/Approach ATC process or aids involving the relevant MET information, translation processes to derive constraints for weather and converting this information in an ATM
impact; the system capability mainly targets a ''time to decision'' horizon between 20 minutes and 7 days.

The Implementing Partners target to consume iWXXM or GRIB2 (General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form) from Eumetnet to implement this initially.

  • As part of S-AF 5.5: Ensuring a maximum airport capacity based on current and near term weather conditions, Synchronisation of Network Operations Plan and all Airport Operations Plans, Regulations, Slot management, Short term ATFCM measures, ATFCM congestion points, Restrictions, hotspots, Airspace structure, availability and utilisation, Network and En-Route Approach Operation Plans.

  • Last but not least, as part of S-AF 5.6: Various operations on a flight object: Acknowledge reception and validate flight plans and routes, route modifications, arrival runway, coordination related information,SSR (Secondary Surveillance Radar) code, STAR, SID, Flight Object information, 4D trajectory, flight performance data, flight status, detailed flight data and Flight update.

The aim here is to consume flight object data.

As listed above in PCP highlights for AF5 - Yellow SWIM IT Profile data can be added to the Ryanair FOC. Some components can potentially be also linked with Dublin airport to deploy a Collaborative Decision Making tool to adapt operations in near realtime or in the preflight planning phase.

The core components of AF5 should be achievable once SWIM is fully developed and
integrated into the associated sub-systems.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide a SWIM Governance - on NM, AO, ANSP Level: Contribute to the deployment of the SWIM Governance with a view to ensuring that it fulfils the airspace users’ needs and requirements. To that aim, Ryanair and Boeing Europe will work closely with the partners of the Implementation Project for SWIM Governance Deployment (2017_084_AF5, ""SWIM Common PKI and policies & procedures for establishing a Trust framework"") in response to the SDM’s Action Plan on SWIM Governance (Addendum 2 to the Strategic View of DP16).

  • Implement SWIM infrastructure - On Ryanair Operational level: Deploy and bring into operation the hardware infrastructure, software applications and operational procedures required to enable Ryanair’s FOC to be fully SWIM compliant. To that aim, Ryanair and Boeing will contribute to and operate in full compliance with the applicable SWIM Governance mechanisms. The goal is to enable Ryanair to incorporate SWIM data in its daily operations and lay the foundations for Ryanair’s implementation of the AFs supported by SWIM. This will result in improvements to the efficiency, predictability and resilience of Ryanair’s operations and in enhancements to the overall performance of the European air traffic network

  • Provide SWIM Platform test case with Dublin Airport and Eurocontrol/NM in Yellow SWIM IT Profile: Develop and implement clients to the relevant information services available in SWIM through the Yellow Profile, considering as a potential solution a cloud-based deployment. Integrate the data retrieved from SWIM in different operational applications at Ryanair’s FOC in accordance with a set of use cases expected to bring substantial performance benefits both to Ryanair operations and to the European ATM network. Train personnel and transition the SWIM-enabled systems into operation.

Expected Results:
The ultimate goal is to enable Ryanair to incorporate SWIM data in daily operations and lay
the foundations for Ryanair’s implementation of the AFs supported by SWIM, leading to
improvements in Ryanair’s operational efficiency, predictability and resilience and therefore
providing better and more accurate information to other pears in its data exchanges with the
A-CDM enabled airports and the NM allowing the former to improve the content of their DPI
& API messages and the later to directly and indirectly enhance its knowledge about the full
network, enhancing the overall performance of the European air traffic network.

By the end of this project, Ryanair will be able to routinely leverage the information relevant
to its operations available through the SWIM’s Yellow Profile and contribute to some of the
available services to improve network operations.

Potential Performance Benefits
Safety: EnRoute - 10 %
Safety: TMA - 10 %

Capacity: Airport Ground - 9.8 %
Capacity: Airport Runway - 9.5 %
Capacity: TMA - 2 %
Capacity: EnRoute - 3.5 %

ANS Cost Efficiency: ATCOs Productivity - 10.3 %
ANS Cost Efficiency: Flight Efficiency in Time: Airport Ground - 50 %
ANS Cost Efficiency: Airport Runway - 50%"

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Airline
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF5 - Initial System Wide Information Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 5.2 - SWIM Technical Infrastructure and Profiles
  • Progress Percentage: 23%