A compliant, easily deployed and efficient web-based solution for the production of Aeronautical Publications
WePub is a web-based application that allows aeronautical information management (AIM) organizations (such as air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports and air forces) to automatically produce aeronautical publications.
- AIP, AIC and SUP in compliance with ICAO Annex 15
- eAIP in compliance with the EUROCONTROL eAIP v2.1 specification
- Airport Manuals in compliance with Annex 14
WePub provides support in managing aeronautical publications through textual data collection and editing, structured data integration from multiple data sources, publication generation (with Cover Pages, Check Lists and Tables of Content in an automated environment) and validation, and storage of issued publications.
Additionally, WePub offers users the capability to generate an eAIP website according to EUROCONTROL specifications and customer needs.
WePub conforms to aeronautical regulations including ICAO Annex 15, European Commission regulation No. 73/2010 (ADQ – Aeronautical Data Quality) and the “Electronic AIP (eAIP) Specification v2.1” developed by EUROCONTROL.
Being web based, WePub can easily be deployed in different environments while the capability to acquire structured data from multiple data sources (including AIXM files) makes it a suitable tool for all ANSPs.
WePub comes with all the default ICAO publication templates and also allows users to define specific rules in order to publish multiple types of documents according to local specifications. As it is fully configurable, WePub is also suitable for the generation of “non ICAO” Aeronautical Publications.
ICAO Annex 15 requires each state, via air navigation service providers or airports, to publish an Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (IAIP) including:
- Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
- AIP Amendments (AMDT)
- Aeronautical Supplements (SUP)
- Aeronautical Circulars (AIC)
In addition, ICAO Annex 14 also requires an Airport Manual to be produced.
Finally, as well as the traditional, paper based, format of the IAIP, implementation of the ICAO AIS to AIM Roadmap requires the production of an electronic version known as an eAIP (Electronic Aeronautical Information Package).
WePub - Main Benefits
WePub – TECHNICAL SHEET
Technology: WePub provides client-server architecture based on state-of-the-art web technology.
Supported Publications: AIPs, Supplements and Circulars. Based on compliance with international standards and practices such as ICAO Annex 15 and SARPS, WePub also offers the capability of customization according to customer needs.
Document Editing: A collaborative system allows multiple users to edit the same document simultaneously. The provision of an AIP Like Interface facilitates users in the editing of AIP textual data without third party COTS systems.
Data Collection: External Data Originators can submit Change Proposals via the web interface and AIP editors can process the change requests.
Data Referencing: Generate publications using input from an Aeronautical Database and from multiple data sources (including AIXM files). References to AIXM data are replaced by the real values and displayed according to the format defined during document creation.
Output: Live preview of the final document for AIP and eAIP, including change highlights (change bars, conditional text). Automatic generation of:
- Amendment Cover Page
- Checklist (GEN 0.4)
- Table of Contents (GEN 0.6, ENR 0.6, AD 0.6)
AACS consists of the following modules:
- Supervisor Operator Console (SOC)
- Computer System
- Out of the Window view
The possible configurations are:
- Smart Glass
WePub is a web-based solution which is compliant with:
- Annex 15
- Annex 14
- Annex 4
the PROuD project has received a Single European Sky Awards 2017 “special mention for performance and safety” during the World ATM Congress in Madrid!