SWIM Common PKI and policies & procedures for establishing a Trust framework


Nov. '18OngoingDec. '21

Implementing Partners

Contributor: DSNA
Contributor: LPS
Contributor: NAV Portugal
Contributor: ENAV
Contributor: DFS
Contributor: Austrocontrol
Contributor: Ryanair
Contributor: Skeyes
Contributor: NATS
Contributor: Copenhagen Airport
Contributor: LVNL
Contributor: LFV
Contributor: Fintraffic ANS
Contributor: Spanish Air Force
Contributor: Pansa
Contributor: Paris Airport
Contributor: Manchester Airport
Contributor: Romatsa
Contributor: Slovenia Control
Contributor: Bulatsa
Contributor: Smatsa
Contributor: Air France
Contributor: Oro Navigacija
Contributor: Lufthansa
Contributor: Naviair
Contributor: French MoD
Contributor: HCAA
Contributor: Hungarocontrol


The main objective of the project, led by EUROCONTROL, is to develop and deploy a common framework for both integrating local Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployments in an interoperable manner as well as providing interoperable digital certificates to the users of System Wide Information Management (SWIM). The implementation of components addressing the PKI and Cybersecurity governance is pivotal for developing the necessary common security requirements and to guarantee a common secure SWIM implementation.

The project aims at improving the security of the exchange of information which should reduce the likelihood to get some disruption of services mainly due to corruption of information. Facilitating and accelerating the provision and use of both the SWIM services by providing a solution that increases the security of the services and the use of certificates to secure the exchange of information other than SWIM services.

The resulting PKI and its associated trust framework, which will be part of the cyber security infrastructure of ATM systems, are required to sign, emit and maintain digital certificates and revocation lists as required by the regulation. The digital certificates will allow user authentication and encryption/decryption when and where needed in order to ensure that information can be securely transferred. All aviation stakeholders (ANSPs, Airspace Users, Military, Airport operators, etc) will benefit from the project.

It has to be noted that the common SWIM infrastructure components and PKI need to be implemented in parallel to NewPENS (IP 2015_174_AF5). Effective coordination is therefore necessary between all stakeholders to implement the common components starting with the agreed SWIM Governance (deployed under the IP 2016_141_AF5).


A certain number of completed projects are highlighted as it was already possible to provide detailed information on specific benefits brought by these projects. In time, SESAR Deployment Manager will provide such detailed information for every completed project.

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Network Manager
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF5 - Initial System Wide Information Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 5.1 - Common infrastructure components
  • Progress Percentage: 68%


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