The latest m-click.aero news and announcements.
- MasterMAN iRoom: Intelligent Roster Optimization
We are excited to introduce MasterMAN™ iRoom, a brand new tool for the deployment planning of Air Traffic Controllers. The tool is fully configurable and tailored to the needs of small to medium sized airports by using flight plan and real-time data for the roster optimization.
Key features of MasterMAN™ iRoom
- Intuitive handling via touchscreen
- Transparent overview of traffic at the airport and the deployment of ATCOs
- Color-coded user interface for a better comprehensibility
- Flexible staff deployment (Optimization according to different criteria possible)
How it works
In the first step, you enter information about your staff (vacation days, license types, etc.) In the second step, iRoom loads and analyses flight plan and real-time data provided by m-click.aero using the cloud4.aero services. Finally, the roster is calculated based on the traffic at the airport and availability of the ATCOs. The result is an optimized roster, displayed in a transparent, color-coded User Interface.
What used to be complicated and time-consuming paperwork becomes an automated, intuitive process. With MasterMAN™ iRoom you can not only reduce your labour costs but you simplify your deployment planning and you can prevent mental overload and underload of your ATCOs by allocating your staff intelligently.
About the Developer
The software was developed by Human Factors Consult. HFC specializes in designing and configuring technical systems and software interfaces in terms of usability, product experience, acceptance and safety. With an interdisciplinary team that brings together expertise from psychology, engineering, mathematics and computer science, problems of hardware and software adaptation to humans are solved. These include the evaluation of assistance systems in the vehicle and the investigation of fatigue measurability. Their customers come from the automotive, railway and aerospace industries as well as the departments of safety and medical equipment.
The basis of the work at HFC is a high methodological competence – not only in human scientific and technical fields, but especially in interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, the different questions of human-technology design can be handled for all domain applications. They range from the analysis of safety vulnerabilities over developing services such as GUI design or user guidance, to long-term research projects in occupational health and safety, and road safety.
- Introducing the future of flight optimization: GUIDOR by Skyconseil
Flight optimization in the 21st century
In a demanding market, cost optimization has become a crucial stake for most airlines. Being competitive, reducing emissions and increasing safety are core tasks of the aviation industry in the 21st century. Cost optimization demands efficiency all along the flight cycle. Tools used today (as the FMS introduced in the 80’s) are no longer able to cope with the latest demands. Modern aviation requires powerful functionalities, flexible tools, precise information and an ergonomic design.
GUIDOR, the advanced in-flight trajectory optimization application, developed by the Toulouse based SME Skyconseil, responds perfectly to these demands.
Connected to the m-click.aero SWIM and AIM services, GUIDOR takes advantage of the latest available technology to help pilots optimizing the flight – live in the cockpit:
- Altitude/speed depending on changing weather, delays and air traffic
- Lateral route depending on turbulence and restricted areas
- Decisions with regards to the current overall situation
Using state of the art in-flight connectivity to, not only access the aircraft’s avionics system, but also online services as SWIM, GUIDOR will improve the coordination between pilots, OCC and ATC.
Find out more about GUIDOR by Skyconseil
- m-click.aero joins EUROCAE
On November 9, m-click.aero became full member of EUROCAE, the leading European aviation standardization body. EUROCAE is a non profit organization and works on harmonized standards for the realization of the Single European Sky.
As a member, m-click.aero has privileged access to all the relevant standards and joins a potent network including key actors of the aviation industry. We believe that the digitalization brings disruptive changes in fields of safety, ecology and cost-efficiency. Thus, we are happy to work together with other partners on setting standards and leading developments in SWIM and AIM.
m-click.aero offers data integration and validation solutions in the cloud. This includes a powerful tool for semantic and syntactic validation of SWIM standards, the Data Validation Platform.
To find out more about EUROCAE, please visit: eurocae.net
- Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt in Berlin-Brandenburg
m-click.aero, the Aviation Software Company, participated at the 13th Day of Aviation and Aerospace Industry – Tag der Luft- und Raumfahrt – in Berlin-Brandenburg at TH Wildau. Matthias held a talk about Aeronautical Information Management by outlining challenges and opportunities in SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research Project) and presenting the CLOUD4.AERO Aeronautical Data Platform that provides streaming flight plan data to the en-route flight trajectory optimization tool GUIDOR.
The event was a big success: The short presentations gave an insight to the work and innovations of local companies, new business contacts could be made and the German Capital Region is positioning itself as a Player in the global Aviation and Aerospace industry.
- OGC Testbed 13 dedicated to Quality of Data
Testbed 13 is the name of the current OGC compatibility program initiative, which has been kicked-off last week during the meeting organized by OGC and held at USGS in Reston near Washington DC. m-click.aero participates in testbed 13 working on the topic dedicated to aeronautical data quality of service.
This year’s Testbed lacks one of the major sponsors from the aviation domain, so the aviation thread only counts four engineering reports dedicated to aviation topics. Three of them are related to the quality of aeronautical data (requirements and specification, formal model and service implementation). The fourth ER deals with the semantic description of geospatial service characteristics.
Having said that, this year m-click.aero was awarded to be the main editor of an engineering report dedicated to architecture, design and development of a common purpose data quality assessment service (DQOS). Such service is planned to be used as intermediary component utilized to assess the overall quality of data, which an observed service instance claims to be capable to provide.
m-click.aero has lots of experiences with aeronautical data validation. On behalf of Eurocontrol and FAA we were working on different aspects of aeronautical data quality and were exploring the way of how to specify the data validation rules and enforce them in the aviation domain. Our award winning aviation data validation platform was developed and put in operational use as outcome of those activities as one of the first aviation data analysis services available on the web. This year however, the focus was set to a more general approach and broader meaning of data quality. Having said that, the theoretical work will be conducted by engineering reports dedicated to the quality of data requirements specification and assessment model, while our report will deal with the implementation part.
We are looking forward for the fruitful, successful collaboration with testbed’s participants, sponsors from FAA and the OGC staff.
- m-click.aero and Human-Factors-Consult cooperation
m-click.aero GmbH and HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH will cooperate in order to provide state of the art situational awareness services for aeronautical traffic management in multiple airport control.
The companies will team up to combine m-click.aero’s expertise in the area of SWIM enabled aeronautical data integration, processing and delivery with HFC’s unique multi-airport control assistance MasterMAN®. With MasterMAN® HFC develops an innovative strategy and optimization tool, which supports air traffic and staff planning in multi-airport control operations. m-click.aero will provide the respective data integration and processing.
This collaboration comes at a crucial time considering that already in 2015 the Swedish ANSP LFV is the first worldwide who perform Remote Tower Services. With the extension of LFV’s Remote Tower Center in February 2017, LFV can remotely control three additional airports from Sundsvall. During this spring, two airports will be connected and remotely controlled from Sundsvall.
The German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung equip Saarbrücken Airport with a remote tower solution. The go-live is planned for 2017, with the airports in Erfurt and Dresden to follow. All three airports will be operated remotely from a remote tower center located at Leipzig Tower. Main goal of DFS is to centralize multiple tower operations in this single remote tower center and to maximize the efficient use of the tower controllers.
In Europe alone, there are more than 240 small and regional airports with a traffic density between 100.000 and 2.000.000 passengers per year. This level of traffic density is appropriate for remote control operation and promises the largest efficiency benefits when applying Multi-Airport control.
To control several airports remotely by only one air traffic controller is the next step of development and becomes more and more apparent.
m-click’s Aeronautical Data Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution integrates aviation data seamlessly across applications, processes and systems, quickly and cost-effectively – on premise, in the cloud and between aviation stakeholders. It supports open standards such as OGC and SWIM and therefore the interoperability between aviation formats and standards.
Consolidated aviation data provided by m-click.aero help out to to monitor the aviation traffic management process, providing a comprehensive data basis for collaborative decision making and improving situational awareness in the congested Europa’s airspace.
About HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH
HFC specializes in designing and configuring technical systems and software interfaces in terms of usability, product experience, acceptance and safety. With an interdisciplinary team that brings together expertise from psychology, engineering, mathematics and computer science, problems of hardware and software adaptation to humans are solved. These include the evaluation of assistance systems in the vehicle and the investigation of fatigue measurability. Our customers come from the aerospace, automotive, and railway industries as well as the departments of safety and medical equipment. HFC GmbH, founded in Berlin, Germany is privately held. For more information visit http://human-factors-consult.de or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About m-click.aero GmbH
m-click.aero is provider of a cloud-based Integration and Analytics Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution for interoperable data integration that ensures the seamless flow of information across aviation SWIM and interconnected networks. m-click.aero enables its customers to easily and cost-effectively consume aeronautical, flight and weather data providing them implementing the SWIM paradigm, to the right place and at the right time, so they can easily communicate and coordinate with other aviation stakeholders. m-click.aero GmbH, founded in Berlin, Germany is privately held. For more information visit www.m-click.aero or contact us at email@example.com.
Visit m-click.aero and ask for MasterMAN® at World ATM Congress, Madrid 7.-9. March 2017, Stand #137
- m-click.aero at World ATM Congress 2017, Madrid
We invite you to visit m-click.aero GmbH at the World ATM Congress 2017, stand #137 and explore our on-premise and cloud-based solutions designed to support AIM workflows of all aviation stakeholders. Let’s give an introduction in our software components and web services and demonstrate how we enable our customers to seamlessly collaborate via SWIM providing and consuming aeronautical, weather and flight information, while ensuring the high quality of exchanged data.
Easy-to-start and cost-effective, the components and services from our product portfolio fully support stakeholders demand for consolidated information in “the right place at the right time” giving them the efficiency and flexibility required for future aviation IT solutions.
- Aeronautical Data Repository – The AIXM Data Base.
- Powerful and scalable data repository for modern aviation data formats (AIXM, FIXM, IWXXM, AMXM)
- Innovative XML backend technology
- Covers the complete data history
- Connectors to a wide range of data providers
- Accessible via innovative OGC WFS-TE Temporality Extension and advanced GeoJSON API
- B2B Gateway for EUROCONTROL NM Data
- B2B Gateway for Digital NOTAM Data
- Aviation Client based on LuciadRIA
- Award winning Aeronautical Data Validation Platform
Please contact our aviation experts at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting during the show. At the World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid you will find m-click.aero at stand #137.
Participation at the World ATM Congress 2017 was funded by the European Regional Development Fund – go international! Senate Department for Economics, Technologiy and Research.
- m-click.aero at SESAR SWIM Global Demo in Rome
m-click.aero was awarded to showcase the Aeronautical Data Validation Platform at the SESAR SWIM Global Demo in Rome that takes place on 08. and 09. June 2016 at the ENAV Prototype Systems Center – Rome ACC.
In this showcase we will demonstrate how the possible differences in the quality of data might be identified and managed when data is exchanged globally between regional SWIM domains with different quality standards. The validation covers XML schema issues, business rules violations and geographical inaccuracy.
The platform is best described as one-stop-shop for aeronautical data quality assurance. It allows for an unlimited amount of validation rules to be quickly applied in a single step on the incoming or outgoing data and offers real benefits for service consumers and providers involved in the collaboration via SWIM.
- Syntactic schema validation in accordance with AIRM, ISRM
- Validation based on a wide range of XML schemas from the aviation domain.
- This includes all common versions of AIXM 5.1, FIXM, IWXXM, AFX, AMXM
- Common AIXM 5.1 extensions from EUROCONTROL and FAA
- Additional container formats like OGC WFS and WPS, SOAP, NM B2B etc.
- Semantic validation based on SBVR and Schematron business rules
- Geographic and Spatial Business Rules using custom and ISO geometry functions
Please find more info about the SESAR SWIM Global Demo in Rome on the SESAR JU website
- m-click.aero at ILA Berlin Airshow 2016
We invite you to visit us at ILA Berlin Airshow and Business Days 2016 and explore our on-premise and cloud-based solutions designed to support workflows of all aviation stakeholders. Let us talk about aviation data, business opportunities and cooperation in international projects.
We will give you an introduction in our software components and web services and demonstrate how we enable our customers to seamlessly collaborate via SWIM providing and consuming aeronautical, weather and flight information, while ensuring the high quality of exchanged data. Easy-to-start and cost-effective, the components and services from our product portfolio fully support stakeholders demand for consolidated information in “the right place at the right time” giving them the efficiency and flexibility required for future aviation IT solutions.
SWIM enabled Aviation Data Repository
- Powerful and scalable data repository for modern aviation data formats (AIXM, FIXM, IWXXM, AMXM)
- Innovative XML backend technology
- Covers the complete data history
- Connectors to a wide range of data providers (eg. EUROCONTROL NM)
- Accessible via innovative OGC WFS-TE Temporality Extension
Award winning Aeronautical Data Validation Platform
- Increasing safety of ATM systems through improved data quality.
- Custom Business Rules, high performance processing.
- Available as on-premise installation or centralized web service via SWIM compatible REST API.
- Reducing ATM costs through scalable cloud services
- Validation of iWXXM Formatted OPMET Messages
We are very proud to announce that our award winning aeronautical data validator platform now fully supports the schematron business rules for validation of IWXXM formatted Operational aeronautical meteorological (OPMET) messages. At present, the IWXXM business rules we use for validation enforces compliance with lot of aspects of Annex 3 of Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation.
Concept proofing tests to validate IWXXM formatted OPMET messages had been successfully conducted and it is immediately available for all registered users. The real time validation of large IWXXM documents is possible thanks to the unique, optimized service architecture with fastest XML validator and schematron rule evaluation engine currently available in the aviation industry.
Aeronautical Data Validation Platform has numerous unique capabilities. Built on the results of research activities, it is aware of all modern aviation data formats and supports predefined and custom business rules. The users can perform quality assessments for any kind of aeronautical documents verifying their conformance to industry standards. Users can also create custom validations for the most diverse business cases, which now becomes true for the weather data, as well.
Don’t forget, the data validation ability is one of the most essential SWIM infrastructure features! Take advantages of SWIM technical infrastructure, test the data validation platform for free and check how it helps to ensure the highest possible data quality.
See the m-click.aero Validaton Platform in action. Meet us at World ATM Congress at stand #1163C
- m-click.aero at World ATM Congress 2016
We invite you to visit us at stand #1163C and explore our on-premise and cloud-based solutions designed to support workflows of all aviation stakeholders. Let us give you an introduction in our software components and web services and demonstrate how we enable our customers to seamlessly collaborate via SWIM providing and consuming aeronautical, weather and flight information, while ensuring the high quality of exchanged data. Easy-to-start and cost-effective, the components and services from our product portfolio fully support stakeholders demand for consolidated information in “the right place at the right time” giving them the efficiency and flexibility required for future aviation IT solutions.
- Aviation Data Repository
- Eurocontrol NM Gateway
- Aeronautical Data Validation Platform
- Digital NOTAM Gateway
- Aviation Client
Please contact our aviation experts at email@example.com to arrange a meeting during the show. At the World ATM Congress 2016 in Madrid you will find m-click.aero at stand #1163C.
Read more at: Airport Industry Review.
Single European Sky Awards
“Talking one language under the umbrella of the Single European Sky”. This headline says it all. See the m-click.aero proposal for our initiative to improve Aeronautical Data Quality
Read more about the Single European Sky Awards at: SES Award
We are looking forward to see you in Madrid!
- Roundtable ‘Where’s the Money? Disruptive Business Models in GIS and Aviation Industry’
We are glad to announce that our aviation consultant Aleks Balaban is going to hold a short presentation regarding the business opportunities and disruptive business models and technologies in the geospatial industry with focus on the aviation sector. We are very excited to provide our point of view and exchange experiences with discussion participants.
Today we are witnessing tremendous development in the domain of ATM. After years of stagnation thanks to the modernisation programs and new telecommunication, network and web technologies aeronautical service providers, airlines and non aviation online business are all starting to collect, process and distribute the aeronautical, weather, flight and passenger information in order to monetise them.
During the last couple of years, the modernisation programs such as SESAR and NextGen have specified APIs, procedures and operational improvements primary in order to meet the strict ATM goals such as lower aeronautical service costs, capacity increase, and lower environment impact without carrying about innovative business outside of ATM domain. Still, as part of that programs the access to aviation data has partially been liberalised or for the first time even made possible. Thank to the open geospatial standards and APIs the large amounts of aviation data will soon be put in the public or private cloud based data silos and provided to application developers. The monetising potential is vey high considering the world wide amount of flights and passengers being more than one billion annually. Different business models which would utilise that information are thinkable. That are for example special ATM applications for flight optimisation, statistics, improved flight tracking, flight planning for airlines, business aviation and drones and probably the most important for online business – the marketing.
m-click.aero has currently been working on our own, brand new aviation cloud solutions, which for the first step shall include secured private access to the aviation data and cloud-based services for aeronautical traffic management, eventually expanding in other areas of aviation business such as the commercial aviation, cargo, airport operations and others.
- OGC Testbed-12 Kick-Off Meeting
Together with some of the most renowned companies and organisations in the GIS and aviation sector the m-click.aero team has been chosen to contribute to the OGC Testbed-12 Aviation Thread, which has been kicked off last week in Washington D.C. and is planned to run until the end of the September 2016. We will be working together with Galdos Inc., Harris Corp., Snowflake, 52° North, Luciad and MIT to help to align the OGC standards and the requirements from aeronautical traffic management.
This year m-click.aero’s activities include several important engineering reports. As part of our editorial and contribution activities we are going to use experiences from SESAR SWIM and investigate the topics of cyber security and semantic enabled descriptions of aviation services. Both topics are very popular these days. Beside them, together with 52° North and Harris Corp. we will evaluate the importance of AMQP 1.0 messaging protocol in conjunction with JMS application interface standard, as well as the capabilities of the brand new OGC PubSub 1.0 standard regarding the asynchronous messaging and compatibility with SWIM communication requirements. Last but not least, on behalf of our sponsor EUROCONTROL we will continue with research on the aviation business rules encoding and evaluation using SBVR and Schematron. This task includes the investigation of applicability of SBVR syntax and semantic for advanced aviation use case scenarios, for example those related to aircraft capabilities and spatial aspects of aeronautical infrastructure. Our vision is to make SBVR an universal, platform independent language for constraints and rules description.
The most popular topic this year, where almost all partners will participate, concerns the long-time expected marriage between FIXM and GML. As readers may already know, current FIXM versions aren’t compatible with GML and therefore not applicable for OGC web services. Other issue addressed during the kick-off meeting was related to the highly desirable mix of FIXM and AIXM entities in aviation documents, which would be applicable, if both standards would be built on the same fundament, the GML standard. GML optimised data repositories with WFS querying capabilities like the m-click.aero WFS Service would also benefit from FIXM/GML. During one of earlier testbeds (TB 10) certain work has been done and an alternative FIXM schema was generated but the result wasn’t satisfactory due to quite large document payloads in comparison to equivalent, non-GML document versions. This year m-click.aero and our partners will continue the work and provide maximum effort to create the ultimately efficient GML compatible XML Schema for FIXIM without significant increase in the payload size. For demonstration purposes, we also plan to provide an extended version of our state of the art aviation data repository with simultaneous support for both AIXM and FIXM data. We all are looking forward for great collaborative work and expect Testbed-12 to become the most successful testbed aviation thread.
The OGC Testbed-12 Aviation Thread is again sponsored by EUROCONTROL and FAA.
- SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015
We are very proud to share that m-click.aero was awarded second finalist in the category ATM services during the SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015 final event last week in Brussels. For the first time in the history of Master Class two prototypes have received equal number of votes, therefore the m-click.aero’s proposal shares second place with FlightAware. Congratulations to EUMETNET and Frequentis AG for the Best-in-Class award this year!
This Master Class was a big success for us considering the fact that our company is not directly involved in the SESAR program. In accordance with our attitude to push the envelope and regularly leave our comfort zone, we have competed with our brand new Aviation Data Validation Platform, a solution for data quality ensurement, which clearly went beyond standard SWIM enabled ATM applications and services.
Our Aviation Data Validation Platform has numerous unique capabilities. Built on the results of previous activities at Eurocontrol and during the OGC Testbeds 10 and 11, we put a lot of knowledge and technology together and proposed a cloud based aviation validation service aware of SWIM AIRM an ISRM data models and capable to deliver reports regarding aviation document’s SWIM compliance and logical consistency. On this validation platform (deployed either in cloud or on-premises) SWIM users can execute quality checks for any kind of aeronautical data verifying it against standard data models and validation rules. Users can also create custom validations for the most diverse business cases.
Our contribution demonstrates the real benefits when ATM service providers and consumers met up in the SWIM technical infrastructure.
The platform is easy to use, performant, reliable and cost-efficient. Even more, our users can take advantage not only from predefined validation schemas but could also define their own application specific business rules and enforce them.
Go to Aviation Data Validation Platform and check how we can assist you in the effort to increase and maintain the quality of aeronautical data.
- Free Premium Access to AIXM Validaton Service for SWIM Master Class 2015 Participants
m-click.aero is a very enthusiastic supporter of activities in the field of aeronautical data quality ensurement. Earlier this year, we have launched a test version of the first public web based AIXM Validation Service avaliable as both a web application and a SWIM yellow profile compatible REST service. Now, we are glad to announce that the Premium Access to AIXM Validaton Service will be grant for free for all participants of the SWIM Master Class 2015.
In order to improve the quality of information used during the Master Class, it would be very beneficial if master class participants would test their data sets against the most extensive set of validation rules provided for AIXM 5.1. Don’t forget, the data validation ability is one of the most essential SWIM infrastructure features! Take advantages of SWIM technical infrastructure, use web based validation service for free to ensure highest possible data quality: firstname.lastname@example.org
- AIXM WFS and WPS Services – GML Applications in Aviation
The solution stack of the m-click.aero Aviation Suite product, which has been utilised in a number of research and commercial projects is based on the deegree framework. Deegree is a GML compatible, open source geographic information system developed to persist, manage, transform and expose all kinds of geographical data. Our Aviation Suite uses unique features of the deegree framework, such as document based data repository, additionally introducting extensions for aviation data formats.
Especially for the domain of AIXM 5.1 data management and processing, we additionally implemented an extended WFS 2.0 compatible query language (WFS-TE), which supports specific temporal characteristics of AIXM 5.1 beyond those provided in the basic WFS. Doing so, m-click.aero uniquely offers the full document based aviation information processing chain without internal data transformations. The aeronautical data is stored and managed exactly the same way how it is originally encoded, as native XML documents. There is no loss of information as it would sometimes be the case, when the AIXM 5.1 documents are converted into an intermediary middleware format (such as Java objects) and than again recomposed into entity relationship form suitable for final persisting in a relational database. The overall performances and scalability is much better compared to standard relational database solutions.
For detailed information please watch the video of a presentation “AIXM WFS and WPS Services – GML Applications in Aviation” (in German) held during the FOSSGIS conference 2014 by our GIS expert Markus Schneider in Berlin. Markus gives an excellent overview of the deegree framework and the m-click.aero aviation extensions.
As part of ATIEC 2015, our aviation consultant Aleksandar Balaban presented the concept of “Aeronautical Data Validation as a Service”. The FAA annual Air Traffic Information Exchange Conference took place on August 25-27 2015 at Silver Spring, Washington D.C.
The talk began with a snapshot of the SWIM technical infrastructure landscape and the aeronautical data quality: there are different reasons for data validation and several different approaches to implement it. There is also a demand to provide data validation and business rule enforcement functionalities as a costly efficient SWIM enabled service (SaaS).
Aleks then provided an overview of the work done in the previous OGC Testbed 11, the emerging standard in the area of declarative validation, as well as standardised service endpoints that will meet this interest. He then illustrated the way a declarative validation software component might be exposed to consumers using a web service endpoint.
- AIXM Validation as a Service at ATIEC 2015
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), will host the 2015 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC) on August 25-27, 2015 at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. m-click.aero has been invited to present results of collaborative work performed together with Eurocontrol and Interactive Instruments in the OGC Testbed 11 regarding the validation of aeronautical data with focus on AIXM validation as a service.
The presentation will demonstrate the feasibility of automated, service based validation of aeronautical information represented using AIXM. The validation is based on a set of AIXM business rules that are expressed in structured English, following a profile of the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR). The business rules were mostly automatically converted into a set of Schematron rules. Another component, the rule validation engine, can read these rules and use them to validate AIXM data. The functionality of the validation engine is made available using the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) interface. It can be integrated into information workflows that require the verification/validation of data, and is therefore suited to fulfill such needs for both data providers and users.
Our speaker at ATIEC 2015 conference, Aleksandar Balaban, is an independent ATM consultant located in Berlin, Germany. He received his Graduate Degree in Computer Technology from the Vienna University of Technology and has been working in the field of aeronautical information systems for almost 8 years. He was collaborating on the design and development of European Aeronautical database (EAD), which has been maintaining and continuously developing on behalf of Eurocontrol. Aleks’s experience ranges from software and data engineering to ATM systems definition and implementation utilising the concept of System Wide Information Management (SWIM). In September 2011 he joined the team participating in Europe’s most ambitious research and development programme, SESAR. As contributor and task leader he was participating in sub projects regarding the system wide information management (SWIM), aeronautical services and Digital NOTAM and Digital Briefing applications. He was also participating in the ongoing work on the OGC PubSub 1.0 project and for m-click.aero in the OGC Testbed 11. Aleksandar can be contacted at aleksandar.balaban (at) m-click.aero
- m-click.aero participated in OGC Testbed 11 Aviation Thread
Together with several other organisations from both Europe and the USA m-click.aero has been chosen to contribute in the OGC Testbed 11 Aviation Thread, which has started in February 2015 and was successfully finished in the middle of June 2015. Collaborating with partners from Luciad, Snowflake Software and Interactive Systems, we worked on tasks building upon results of previous OGC testbeds.
m-click.aero’s responsibilities were to design and implement the Digital NOTAM Validation and Enrichment Services, both crucial for digital NOTAM portrayal and data quality and the key building components of a future Digital NOTAM processing and distribution workflow. As it’s unique contribution m-click.aero has provided a concept of single consolidated AIXM data repository capable to deal with both static AIXM and digital NOTAM data and successfully implemented AIXM and Digital NOTAM schema extensions with additional bidirectional entity associations.
As part of the Validation Service task we demonstrated an implementation based on the OGC WPS 1.0 service interface, which internally evaluates original SBVR Business Rules validation assertions transformed to machine readable ISO Schematron for XSLT format. m-click.aero was participating in the visualisation of aeronautical data providing an Aviation Client with Digital NOTAM portrayal and validation capabilities. Finally, we have produced an Engineering Report dedicated to the Digital NOTAM validation and enrichment with detailed implementation description and follow-up activities.
The OGC Testbed 11 Aviation Thread was sponsored by EUROCONTROL and FAA.
- Showcase at SWIM Master Class 2015 Kickoff
The SWIM Master Class 2015 Kickoff event will take place at EUROCONTROL, Brussels on 23. June 2015. At the showcase in the exhibition area, m-click will present the AIXM Data Framework and Aviation Client. Meet our aviation experts and see demonstrations of the latest developments und improvements, including
- Jetstream – the fast streaming WFS-T Service for AIXM and AFX
- Timewarp – the WFS-TE Temporality Extension for AIXM WFS
- Advanced AIXM Data Repository – the centralized service infrastructure
- NM (EUROCONTROL) Data Proxy Service, added value for aviation applications
- DNOTAM Service with reference based DNOTAM Enrichment
- AIXM and DNOTAM Validation Suite using SBVR and Schematron Business Rules
- Visualizing operational AFUA and DNOTAM data using the m-click Aviation Web Client
A new version of the m-click AIXM Validator Service is online available as a free service for all SWIM MC 2015 participants. Users from all around the world are using this service, with strong tendency to rise. Go to m-click AIXM Validator
Find out more information on the SWIM Master Class at SWIM Master Class 2015. Download the agenda and register for the Kickoff meeting on 23. June 2015.
- Aleksandar Balaban joined m-click as an Aviation Consultant
m-click.aero is pleased to announce that Aleksandar Balaban joined our team of Aeronautical Experts as an Aviation Consultant. Aleks will provide consulting activities to our customers with advanced knowledge of ATM processes and AIM concepts. With his strong background in the Aviation industry including SESAR and SWIM projects he supports our research activities in OGC Testbed 11.
Aleksandar has been working in the field of civil aviation / aeronautical information systems for almost 7 years. He started his aviation career at Austrian company Frequentis AG. First three years in ATM business he was working on the design and development of aeronautical information systems, especially the European Aeronautical database (EAD), which has been maintaining and continuously developing by Frequentis AG on behalf of Eurocontrol. His experience ranges from software and data engineering to ATM systems definition and implementation utilizing the concept of system wide information management.
In September 2011 he joined the team participating in Europe’s most ambitious research and development programme, SESAR. He was working as contributor and task leader in work packages 8, 13 and 14, which deal with system wide information management (SWIM), aeronautical service and data modelling of digital NOTAM and digital briefing applications for the future European integrated ATM. He was also participating in the ongoing work on the OGC PubSub 1.0 project.
- Mastering the Temporality in Aviation Data
We presented our SWIM Master Class submission, that is entitled “Distributing Aviation Data using a Temporality-Enabled WFS (WFS-TE)”, to the interested audience. We demonstrated how aviation data repositories, loaded with a huge amount of data from all last year’s AIRACs, are now directly accessible in the spatial and temporal dimension with a single ad hoc WFS request. This is now possible, using the new developed “Temporality-Enabled” OGC compliant AIXM Web Feature Service (WFS-TE).
For more information on the m-click WFS Solutions and the OGC WFS Temporality Extension, please contact Matthias Pohl.
- SWIM Master Class 2014 – Best in Class Ceremony
Along with our aviation software product line we will showcase our this year’s submission to the SWIM Master Class, that is entitled “Distributing Aviation Data using a Temporality-Enabled WFS (WFS-TE)”. We will demonstrate how aviation data repositories, loaded with a huge amount of data from different AIRACs, are now directly accessible in the spatial and temporal dimension with a single ad hoc WFS request.
For more information or if you like to meet the m-click team at this event, please contact Matthias Pohl.
- Donlon AIXM Data Maintenance
The Donlon AIXM data set describes a fictitious airport and the surrounding airspace, located somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic. It is derived from the similar content of the ICAO AIP Template (Doc 8126), complemented with additional data items (such as Runway/Taxiway Elements), to make it more realistic as AIXM data set. See Donlon data on the AIXM Wiki.
When we started to implement the WFS Temporality Extension, which is based on the Donlon Data Set, we found some issues regarding the timeslice encoding. So we moved the Donlon data repository to GitHub on behalf of EUROCONTROL and the AIXM community for further maintenance. See Donlon data repository on GitHub.
- Digital NOTAM Workshop 2014
As part of the Digital NOTAM workshop, the m-click team presents the AIXM Validator and the latest developments in AIXM and FIXM WFS.
Find more information and the presentation slides at Digital NOTAM Workshop
- GML API for processing of AIXM data
The m-click team provides the appropriate software support for your project. Various support packages are available. Please contact the sales department.
- m-click.aero received SIBB membership
m-click.aero received SIBB membership. The SIBB e.V. is an association for companies in the IT and Internet industry within Berlin and Brandenburg, connecting industry players and representing their interests in politics and society. They provide an active exchange across industry boundaries, with firms and business beyond the realm of IT.
Find more information on the www.sibb.de website.