• SJU reference # PJ.15-11 /Release 9
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

Aeronautical data provides essential information for ANSPs, airspace users and airport operators. Collecting aeronautical digital maps and providing them at network level in a highly customised format reduces the operating costs of using aeronautical maps and helps to establish a standard digital format. The aeronautical digital map common service is designed to deliver digital maps to multiple air traffic management systems which perform separation functions to meet a range of different consumer requirements.

The service aims to provide users with the capability to retrieve graphical representations of aeronautical data, which can be easily converted to different formats such as AIXM, GML and XML etc. The output is presented as standard, harmonised, graphic information that can be retrieved by individual requests demanding specific geographical areas using regular internet protocols or through SWIM services. Furthermore, users will only bear a cost consistent with the services they receive. Research to date also indicates the benefits will continue to grow according to the spread of deployment of the common service, with most benefits arising from Europe-wide deployment.

The capabilities can be considered to be provided through standardisation, outsourcing, consolidation or partnerships. It can also be deployed at a single location (centralised service) or at multiple locations (distributed services).

SJU references: #PJ.15-11 / Release 9


  • Increased cost efficiency
  • Enhanced security