|The European Commission will be supporting the ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS) three-year project between Slovenia Control and EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht UAC (MUAC). Photo: Eurocontrol
[Avionics Today 12-14-2015] The European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will be co-financing the $2.7 million ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS) three-year project between Slovenia Control and Eurocontrol’s Maastricht UAC (MUAC). The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) will monitor the project, which contributes to the Single European Sky (SES) initiative in Europe by addressing the deployment of new technologies and best practices.
The initiative addresses the deployment of an interoperable and harmonized Air Traffic Management (ATM) system between two air navigation service providers that belong to different Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) and, as such, promotes European Union (EU) wide cooperation.
The project develops and deploys a prototype to demonstrate that ATM data can be provided in an operational ATM environment as a service by one distributed ATM system to one or more civil Air Traffic Service Units (ATSUs). The existing IT infrastructure will be studied to define a roadmap for how to evolve toward state-of-the-art data centers from which an ATM Data Service Provider (ADSP) can deliver services with proper contingency and disaster recovery. The initiative is complementary to ongoing SES ATM Research (SESAR) where Common Services and Controller Working Position/Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) are being studied.
The project will also develop a cost-benefit analysis, which demonstrates the benefit of the concept for the airspace users. The concept will allow ANSPs to share investments and to reduce operating costs.