A fast and accurate GIS solution for airspace and route design and management
Airspace Designer is an advanced AIXM compliant AIM (aeronautical information management) tool that aids Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) with performing airspace and route design and management. It also allows the management, creation and editing of airways, waypoints and bounded airspaces. Airspace designers are presented with a geographic information system (GIS) environment for flexibility and provided with a suite of geodesic utilities along with aids for obstacle analysis, and vertical and horizontal separation, as well as import and export functions.
Ground based flight procedure validation via simulation plays a key role and AACS can be used to determine that:
Airspace Designer uses a project workspace concept that allows the user to separately manage different projects by archiving and historically addressing different working environments. The user can define the structured data set for each project (work space name, effective date, bounding box, etc.). Airspace Designer can also reference a non-structured data set related to the project (FPDAM DGN, DTM, RASTER, projects notes).
Airspace Designer includes construction rules based on and compliant with PANS-OPS (ICAO doc. 8168 and ICAO annex 11) and:
- Creates obstacle protection areas for all types of airways and routes.
- Allows users to perform terrain and obstacle assessments by importing and utilizing digital terrain data relevant to procedure design, in any known projection, datum or resolution/accuracy.
- Allows users to perform an analysis of the lateral and vertical separation between airspace and airways/routes.
- Stores all data in a central AIS database, IDS’s AeroDB, including usage and services.
Airspace Designer - Main Benefits
Airspace Designer – TECHNICAL SHEET
- Data is stored and managed in the IDS AeroDB database with dedicated data translators providing data interchange and AIXM data storage capability.
- Airspace and route design and maintenance through protection areas and bufferization calculations.
- Airspace and route lateral separation using horizontal and vertical buffers.
- Spatial analyses (attribute query, spatial query).
- 3D Visualization using internal 3D viewer and KML export for Google Earth visualization.
ACUAREA4D is an optional module for Airspace Designer that allows the design and management of temporal airspaces for (bomb clearance, temporary segregated airspace (TSA), parachuting activities etc.) and also enables coordination between civil and military agencies for planning the emission of NOTAMS. Default airspace geometries can be loaded very quickly in order to speed up the design process and NOTAMS can be automatically generated from the design environment itself.
From 19th to 21st September 2017 the Kick-Off meeting for the ALADDIN project took place at the DIGNEXT premises in the Le Plessis Robinson area of Paris.