Macedonia enlist COMSOFT for flight plan converter

M-NAV opts for COMSOFT’s FPL converter to enable the flight plan format conversion according to ICAO DOC 4444 amendment 1.

- Skopje, Macedonia.

The Air Navigation Service Provider of Macedonia, M-NAV, have joined the long list of ANSPs selecting COMSOFT’s AIDA-FPL Converter, in order to allow the two-way conversion of old to new flight plan formats, and vice versa.

With the upgrade, mountainous Macedonia, located in South Eastern Europe, will make sure they can continue with their safe and reliable Air Navigation Service, as the FPL converter provides the ability to simultaneously handle both types of data formats.

Based on the proven AIDA-NG solution, COMSOFT’s FPL2012 converter is in full compliance with the conversion rules defined by ICAO and enables ANSPs to save a significant sum of investment costs that would, ordinarily, be coupled with replacing or upgrading the entire flight plan systems.

M-NAV are persistent in their plan to modernise all areas of aviation and with Macedonia’s recent renovations of their two international airports, Alexander the Great, in Skopje, and St. Paul the Apostle, in Ohrid, a growth in flights to the region has also been possible. The number of scheduled flights for 2013 has increased by 21 per cent, including 46 additional flights for the summer.

Mr. Tagarinski Director of M-NAV said: “The efficient and safe regulation of our airspace relies heavily on the continuous modernisation of our services. We chose COMSOFT’s FPL converter for its simple and safe architecture which will enable the continual data management of flight plans now and for the future.”

Early on COMSOFT identified the need for a powerful flight plan converter that could provide a permanent and simple solution to cater for the coexistence of both flight plan formats, and not just as a temporary measure. COMSOFT's flight plan gateway, AIDA-FPL, applies elaborate processes to enable the automatic and accurate conversion of flight plans but with minimum manual configuration and effort. Of all the FPL 2012 converters in place COMSOFT provided a vast majority of the special purpose solution, following ICAO’s respective mandate.

COMSOFT GmbH was established in 1979 and has been active in the ATC domain for over 20 years. Today the company’s expertise covers a vast proportion of the modern ATM industry, providing market-leading products, including innovative surveillance and communication solutions such as ADS-B and Multilateration sensors.

The continuous development of current technologies is a permanent focus in order to support customers’ needs with cutting-edge technologies.

About Macedonian Air Navigation – M-NAV
MNAV, PCL is company to which the Macedonian State delegates the management and control of civilian air traffic in Macedonia. MNAV's primary task is to contribute to the efficiency of the national transport system guaranteeing the safety and regularity of circulation within the Macedonian air space to all categories of users, respecting the international obligations of the country.


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