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Air Traffic Services Message Handling Services

Frequentis is the market leader in the AMHS domain. Connecting almost 50% of the ATM communication centres around the world with AMHS and through its instrumental contribution to the development of SWIM, such as the involvement in SESAR, the Frequentis Group provides leading-edge ATM communication and information management solutions and is able to safely manage the evolution from AMHS to SWIM. The offering covers products and services which are SWIM-ready today.

For many years, the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) has played a critical role in enabling ANSPs to exchange messages that facilitate safe air travel. However, outdated technology and the limited communication capabilities of AFTN make it increasingly difficult to meet the needs of a growing domain by effectively sharing aeronautical and meteorological information, including flight plans, Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and weather bulletins.

To solve the challenge, ICAO has mandated ANSPs to migrate from AFTN to Air Traffic Services Message Handling System (AMHS). Beyond the conveyance of traditional message formats over IP networks, AMHS offers enhanced functionality, such as the ability to exchange upcoming message formats of nearly arbitrary size and deliver end-to-end message security.

Products & Solutions

Aeronautical Message Handling System - AIDA-NG

Frequentis is the market leader in the AMHS domain. Designed in close cooperation with leading ANSPs, Frequentis Comsoft’s Aeronautical Integrated Data Exchange Agent – Next Generation (AIDA-NG) is a unified message handling switch for AFTN, Common ICAO Data Interchange Network (CIDIN), and AMHS, based on EATM Communication Gateway (ECG) software.

Terminal System for Air Traffic Services - CADAS-ATS

CADAS-ATS is an ATS terminal that provides messaging services and flight planning capabilities for aeronautical offices, airlines and pilots. CADAS-ATS combines AFTN messaging services with the messaging capabilities of X.400/AMHS. It enables AFTN and AMHS to be operated side by side on a single terminal.

ATN Directory Services - CADIR

The European Directory Service (EDS) is intended to provide a centralised management and automated distribution of information in support of ATN applications. CADIR is the flexible solution for implementation of directory services in a managed, distributed environment such as EDS. In support of a wide range of standardised protocols, CADIR integrates perfectly with the global directory service, as well as with local applications.

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