INdicio Registries for Aviation

A new generation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems is being designed by Eurocontrol, with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) program, and by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the NextGen National Airspace System. These new ATM systems are using digital information, web services, satellites, and GPS technology to make air travel more efficient, with shorter delays and fewer emissions.

Airlines and regulatory organizations are looking for ways to shorten routes, to allow planes to fly closer together more safely, and to reduce delays at airports when planes are “stacked” waiting for open runways to take off from or land on. In addition to the emissions created by burning fuel for longer periods, delays cost millions, or even billions, of dollars in operating costs, lost economic activity, and fuel consumption.

In today’s world of increasing congestion in the air, there are only so many ways to safely fly between major locations around the world, using the existing grid-like system, and everyone wants to use the shortest routes between destinations.

These new ATM systems will allow better and more flexible selection of flight paths, and will facilitate and automate faster and more efficient sharing and distribution of critical data such as weather updates and airport information.

Galdos Aviation Information Management Registries

At the core of the new generation of ATM systems are one or more searchable registries where relevant services can be found and connected to. Providers can publish details of their services and the data that they can share, and consumers can connect to the services they need to get the latest data on weather, airport conditions, routes, etc.

With the INdicio™ Registry, Galdos Systems developed a new kind of information management solution.

INdicio has already been used to create a SWIM registry for a pilot project sponsored by the FAA SAA to prove the value of such a service. A registry of System Wide Information Management (SWIM) services allows providers, consumers, and regulatory authorities to maintain a common operating picture using the same information and sharing updates.

Underlying System Wide Information Management is the idea of having data in standard formats. The Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) and Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) are all formats used for sharing data in next generation air traffic management systems.

The extensive experience that Galdos has had with open standards, and the participation of Galdos staff in the development of the AIXM standard, gives Galdos special insight into the development of systems that use and share information defined by these models.

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Watch our Aviation Information Management Video

In this short video, see how INdicio can be used to build two different kinds of registries for managing aviation information: