Five Key Questions Answered for Airlines About the Transition to System Wide Information Management

Five Key Questions Answered for Airlines About the Transition to System Wide Information Management

Currently, much of the information exchange between Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airlines supports cooperative planning and scheduling of the air space, which is also known as Collaborative Decision Making (CDM). System Wide Information Management (SWIM) enables ANSPs to share information with aviation stakeholders by using a standard protocol to exchange data globally. SWIM data exchange is more efficient and designed to meet future airspace needs.

  1.  What is Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) and why is it important to the airlines?

CDM is a cooperative effort by the government and airspace users to optimize United States airspace. CDM allows for general aviation, airlines, and private industry to have input in Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) decisions.  CDM collaboration usually includes air traffic controllers, air traffic managers, and airline operations centers (AOC).

  1. What do I need to know about SWIM?

There was also very little insight into messages between controllers and pilots that impact airline operations.  SWIM changes this. For the aviation community and particularly ANSPs, it an integral component supporting the airspace modernization objectives defined by ICAO’s vision of future airspace needs.

  1. What impact will SWIM have on the aviation ecosystem?

Each stakeholder can improve its operations, increase efficiencies, and expand situational awareness by utilizing information services via SWIM. SWIM enables airspace users to ingest and utilize information that is unique to its operations, such as local weather or airport planning.

  1. What impact will SWIM have on airlines’ current systems?

Third-party vendors can provide value by simplifying connections to SWIM and providing data translations to legacy AOC systems.

  1. What impact will SWIM have on airlines’ future systems?

Ultimately, understanding how SWIM fits into an organizations’ enterprise-wide data strategy will be the biggest opportunity for airlines.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham  https://connectedaviationtoday.com/five-key-questions-answered-for-airlines-about-the-transition-to-system-wide-information-management