ADQ Components in the SWIM Infrastructure - upstream data inclusion in the full data chain solution - ANSP and Airport


Apr. '18OngoingDec. '24

Implementing Partners

Leader: LFV
Contributor: Swedavia
Contributor: Naviair


The main objective of the Implementation Project is to establish upstream SWIM service interfaces in the domain of AIM in order to contribute to the overall ATM automation by true interoperability, in addition to and as a logical continuation of the establishment of the fully temporal Aerodrome Data Maintenance platforms. It includes design and developments, system acceptance and implementation, and finally transition, validation and commissioning.

This Implementation Project has interdependencies with the projects 2015_099_AF5, 2015_288_AF5 (both funded under Action 2015-EU-TM-0193-M), 2017_061_AF5 and 2017_075_AF5.
The 2015_099_AF5 (DK-SE FAB Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ)) will enable migration of LFV’s and Naviair’s aeronautical data, with focus on analyses and requirements on the ADQ service from an ANSP point, developing core AISP production functionality including system specification, procurement and initial design of an ANSP platform and performed SAT, AISP functionality. The project will end in December 2019.
Within 2015_288_AF5, the procuring and implementation of Swedavias own platform with data models, data warehousing and system tools for sufficient data quality control according to EU 73/2010 will be addressed, wheras the integration of the AIM into the ADQ-database is taken care of in the two new projects in 2017 Call.
The implementation of Swedavias own exchange technology is taken care of within the 2017_075_AF5 project.
The INEA CALL 2017_060_AF5 will address activities related to scope extension of the ADQ service to include interaction with airport/aerodrome. Analyses and requirement from airport point of view will be identified and collected to cover full ADQ functionality requirements. Translation and validation exercises regarding the transfer of ADQ information between Swedavia and LFV and further on to Eurocontrol as well as software integration is done within project 2017_060_AF5. The project is aiming at an updated, harmonised and integrated implemented ADQ service applicable for all stakeholders, thus establishing full AIS functionality, including a performed SAT for full AIS production capability, airport view and related updates. The overlap in time will allow coordinated planning and seamless development of the ADQ service, and transparent development and exchange of information/solutions. Even though CPH airport is not part of the project, Naviair will coordinate with CPH and other airports and provide the Naviair database and ADQ environment and support them aiming implementing full ADQ functionality throughout the project .

The IP will contribute to complete the gap for family 5.3.1 for Sweden. Naviair will have closed their part of the gap just like LFV by 2021. Even though CPH airport is not part of the project, Naviair will coordinate with CPH and other airports and provide the Naviair database and ADQ environment and support, aiming implementing full ADQ functionality throughout the project . Coordination between CPH and Naviair aims at closing the gap for Denmark.
Moreover, during the analysis phase it was identified that concerning the cyber security domain, most partners have initiated separate Cyber Security initiatives, at different levels. Therefore this project is a standalone initiative- with a coordination function handling dependencies to national and/or local initiatives between different stakeholders related to 5.2.2/5.2.3 and in Sweden and Denmark.

Specific objectives:
This SWIM branch will be targeted to airports of larger scale in order to secure the integrity and efficiency in the data flow, by - in collaboration with airport - designing data exchange over service interfaces. This SWIM service will include the feeding capability from an airport to AIM with standardised AIXM5.1 payload, but also as a tailored/limited data set as a GML (Geography Markup Language) profile of AIXM5.1. The direct involvement of a major airport operator is crucial for designing and validating the concepts, and reaching sufficient maturity for further nationwide implementations. In this aspect the ANSPs LFV and Naviair are cooperating in planning and preparation for the full data chain solution implementation.

Expected Results:

  • Interoperability and integrity controlled information is assured between ANSP and aerodrome.

  • A common approach both technically and legally is applied for the benefit of the ATM end users.

  • A standardised upstream SWIM service is deployed for the purpose of exchanging AIM data into the full chain, via a standardised data format, AIXM 5.1. resulting in transition from part data provision to full system to system data provision.

Performance benefits

The implementation of these ADQ components will support achieving the increased efficiency and improved data integrity.
By allowing for more efficient exchange of data and by contributing to the implementation of SWIM, the project will , as a result from better pre-flight planning capabilities, contribute towards improvements in the following areas, in line with the PCP objectives:

  • Efficiency within the AIM domain is improved by 40% through improvements in the exchange of information, and will also lead to a positive effect on efficiency within the entire ATM system . This will in turn lead to a decrease in flight time and conflicts within the DK-SE FAB, as a result from better pre-flight planning capabilities, leading to:
    o More efficient use of fuel (5% reduction)
    o Improvement in airspace capacity by 5%

  • Flight safety related to Aeronautical Information will be improved by 25% through the increased integrity and availability of more consistent information for all stakeholders - airspace users and ATM, by reducing the lead times from time of data origination to its official publication.

  • Accelerated successful implementation (API), with 30%

  • Faster migration to next-generation Network (802.1x), 100 % access control on publically exposed network interfaces

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM), 100 systems linked to the Single Sign on function

  • 100 % access control on publically exposed network interfaces

  • Reduced deployment time through extensive planning and design, 40% improvement

  • Streamline the information flow from a major airport operator (in this scope an 'Originator') by using interoperable exchange standards and service interfaces for efficient and integrity controlled data transmission.

  • Sustainability is improved by allowing for the acceleration of SWIM and therefore more efficient flight profiles with associated reductions in fuel burn.

  • Benefits to users will be gained through the improved ATM services enabled by increases in information sharing and in the consistency and integrity of data."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF5 - Initial System Wide Information Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 5.3 - Aeronautical information exchange
  • Progress Percentage: 59%