LVNL Nation wide managed network supporting SWIM


Apr. '18OngoingDec. '24

Implementing Partners

Leader: LVNL


The main objective of the Implementation Project (IP) is to implement Nation-wide Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks (Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN)) interconnecting civil airport systems in the Netherlands that can be managed from the LVNL office at Amsterdam Schiphol. The technology used for the networks ensures seamless integration with the Network 2.0 Amsterdam and NewPENS (New pan-European Network Service). The network must be highly available, secure, centrally managed and monitored.
The LVNL Nation-wide network is a follow-up project of the 2016_143_AF5 ""ATM Network 2.0 Amsterdam"" project (2016-EU-TM-0117-M). Where the ATM Network 2.0 Amsterdam project aims at implementing the Local Area Network (LAN) and Campus Area Network (CAN) infrastructure for the Schiphol Main and Contingency (Annex) centre, the Nation-wide project will provide the Metro Area Network (MAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) parts of the new centrally managed infrastructure. The project will also realise the LAN connections into the centralised infrastructure where there currently not present.
Specific objectives:
The IP specifically aims to en sure the deployment of the LVNL Nation-wide managed network including:

  • An Internet Protocol-compliant (IPv6) centrally managed and secured network interconnecting all civil airports in the Netherlands (WAN) to be able to support future information exchanges through SWIM profiles.

  • The components required for supervision, monitoring and control.

  • Networks at the airports (MAN / LAN / Fibre cabling) areas interconnecting systems (i.e. sensors, voice communication, surveillance and other data systems).

  • Every used component or technique needs to be severely tested and designed based upon common LVNL architectural standards.

Expected Results:

  • architecture documentation (Requirements/HLD/LLD/SRD) is created

  • Fibre Cabling is implemented on airfields where these are not present

  • MAN Infrastructure is implemented / configured

  • WAN Infrastructure is implemented / configured

  • LAN Infrastructure is implemented / configured

  • Network logging, monitoring, control and security is implemented / configured

  • Old connections are migrated to new ones

  • Documentation / Hand-over / Closure are delivered

Performance Benefits:

  • The network is a prerequisite for supporting SWIM information exchanges using the SWIM TI Profiles.

  • By migrating to a central network management department and standardise on an IP based network components LVNL will reduce network maintenance by 1,25FTE (full-time equivalent), a technology cost reduction of 1%.

  • The new SWIM architecture and standardised IP network allows LVNL to deploy standard interfaces with our partners for current and future applications. This will reduce the number of dedicated interfaces drastically."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF5 - Initial System Wide Information Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 5.2 - SWIM Technical Infrastructure and Profiles
  • Progress Percentage: 56%