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    Accelerate SWIM Implementation

    Integration and exchange of flight, weather and aeronautical data through an on-premise or a cloud-based solution, enabling unprecedented data exchange across many airspace users and stakeholders

    View the July 28, 2020 SWIM Implementation webinar here. 


    A central component of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), System Wide Information Management (SWIM) aims to create a seamless flow of aviation data on a global scale. Snowflake Software (acquired by Cirium) is a world leader in SWIM implementation, having successfully deployed the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) SWIM Gateway in the United Arab Emirates - one of only three such regional ‘SWIM Nodes’ including EUROCONTROL NM B2B and the FAA SWIM.


    ICAO’s Global Air Navigation Plan lays out the roadmap for System Wide Information Management (SWIM) where data is exchanged freely between systems in an interoperable manner based on open standards, and 2019 is the start of the key transition period during which organizations must define and act upon their SWIM strategies.


    ICAO’s Global Air Navigation Plan lays out the roadmap for System Wide Information Management (SWIM)


    SWIM Gateway for the GCAA, an industry use case

    SWIM Gateway is a first of its kind solution designed for the GCAA and built by Snowflake Software, supporting the GCAA’s vision of being a “leading, safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation system”. Snowflake Software successfully installed the SWIM Gateway in the Sheik Zayed Air Navigation Centre’s (SZC) Research and Dataset System (RDS) environment in Abu Dhabi.  As a non-disruptive solution, the installation resulted in zero downtime to operational systems, ensuring a seamless transition for the GCAA. SWIM Gateway enables the GCAA and its stakeholders to align with several of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) within the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).

    Snowflake Software’s platform provides SWIM Gateway with end-to-end flight data management; the system receives, validates and publishes the most up-to-date flight planning and strategic tactical flow management data, enabling effective information exchange amongst all stakeholders in the region. SWIM Gateway receives the GCAA’s live FDPS, AMAN, DFLOW and ATS data feeds amongst others, to consume and output data in accordance with SWIM standards. By consolidating multiple data feeds, SWIM Gateway automates contextual validation of the flight plans throughout its Strategic, Pre-tactical and Tactical phases.

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