On March 13, 2019 in Madrid (Spain), at World ATM Congress 2019, EUROCONTROL and the members of the iTEC Collaboration, which includes Air Navigation Service Providers from Germany (DFS), Spain (ENAIRE), the UK (NATS), Norway (AVINOR), The Netherlands (LVNL), Poland (PANSA) and Lithuania (ORO NAVIGACIJA) as well as industry partner INDRA, signed a Collaboration Agreement which meets the growing demand for air travel in Europe in a safe and efficient way.
The agreement enables the sharing of essential data which assists in the delivery of the SESAR concept of operations, outlined in the European ATM Master Plan, being deployed by iTEC members.
The signing of the collaboration agreement sees the joint development of the Flight Object Manager (FOM) and the System Wide Information (SWIM) Node which underpins the future exchange of flight trajectory data, having significant enhancements of consistency across system boundaries.
It is the next stage in the ever growing partnership between the iTEC collaboration members and EUROCONTROL. This collaboration agreement will enable the joint definition of operational concepts, common requirements and shared development of the Flight Object Manager and SWIM services. It demonstrates the commitment of iTEC and EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre with the development of SESAR IOP and European interoperability infrastructure.
Sharing flight trajectories between Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager is one of the key functionalities required by the European Commission’s Pilot Common Project legislation. The joint development of the FOM and SWIM components enables this to happen.
The SESAR IOP operational concepts are being validated in SESAR projects thanks to the collaboration between European ANSPs and industry.
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