Digital data transformation is at the heart of the new ATM. Digital data and autonomous systems are the future for managing both the traditional aircraft and the new entrants. Frequentis has been supporting the transition from AIS to AIM for decades and has been providing the very first ATM cloud-based data service as part of the European Aeronautical Database for almost 20 years. The digital revolution of ATM has already started.
Merging and consolidating data from different data sources remains a critical task, as the incoming data is often provided in proprietary data formats. Appropriate tools and procedures are required to guarantee data consistency and quality according to national or international quality standards like the European ADQ regulation. Data Management includes, but is not limited to, ICAO data sets, Aerodrome Mapping (AMDB), terrain and obstacle databases. Data can be consumed and provided in different common data formats such as AIXM 5.1, AIXM 4.5 or ARINC 424.