Coordinated Validation for SWIM Concept-Oriented Operation to Achieve Interoperability

  • Xiaodong LuEmail author
  • Tadashi Koga
  • Yasuto Sumiya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 555)


In order to achieve safe, secure, efficient, and environmentally sustainable air traffic management at global, regional and local levels, a collaborative environment for system-wide flight and flow information exchange is required. Therefore, the new provisions to enable a richer set of information exchange prior to departure between different aviation stakeholders with new flight planning and filing capabilities has been structured by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This collaborative information exchange will enable a common operational picture for all related stakeholders in order to improve strategic planning. However, with the different conditions, it is difficult for all air traffic management service providers to transform from the current operation to the new operation and not all airspace users will adopt the changes at the same time. To validate the impact of changes for potential implementation of new provisions, the project of international validation has been conducted. In this paper, the observations and analysis of validation exercises consisting of Tabletop exercises and Lab exercises related to the regional implementation will be reported. Moreover, the operational processes, procedures, and automation changes required for new provisions implementation between related aviation stakeholders are clarified. Finally, the problems and challenges for constructing the collaborative operating environment to include interactions of related stakeholders using data, systems, and services through a system-wide information management environment are discussed.


System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Flight and Flow Information for a Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE) ATM Service Providers (ASPs) Airspace Users (AUs) Interoperability Validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surveillance and Communications DepartmentENRIChofuJapan

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