The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (DCA) have carried out successful factory testing of COMSOFT’s AIM system, and DCA staff have completed successful system training, at COMSOFT’s headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, just two months since the contract was awarded.
COMSOFT’s core AIM Database, CADAS-AIMDB, arrived on site in Myanmar this week, and site testing is set to begin in December, bringing the project further towards completion. By choosing COMSOFT’s Aeronautical AIXM 5.1 database, CADAS-AIMDB, and the electronic AIP publication system, CADAS-EPS, DCA have set themselves on a solid ground for a smooth implementation of phase two of the ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap.
In the meantime COMSOFT is migrating all Myanmar data from the AIP, AIC, and AIP Amendments into AIXM 5.1 format. The next phase of the project, scheduled for next year, will add additional CADAS modules for NOTAM management, flight planning, pilot briefing services and Aeronautical charting to the core AIM system.
DCA expressed their pleasure with the project so far, stating: “DCA is delighted with COMSOFT’s professionalism and the quality of the project delivery by COMSOFT AIM experts. It is very exciting to see the project propel at such high speed thanks to the maturity of the COMSOFT AIM solution. DCA is pleased that COMSOFT were the leading applicant in the international tender process and are now guiding Myanmar into the digital age of AIM.”
Local subsidiary COMSOFT – CARPE DIEM Ltd were contracted to modernise Myanmar’s Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) infrastructure in light of increasing air traffic, essential airspace optimisation and the crucial changeover from Aeronautical Information Services (AIS). This dramatic rise in air traffic created a need for increased capacity to minimise delays and maintain safety and by migrating all AIS into a harmonised, digital data presentation the integrity and consistency of aeronautical information is vastly increased, while service delivery efforts are reduced.
Air traffic in Myanmar increased by 55 per cent between 2005 and 2012 and plans for the country to reach 7.5 million tourists by 2020 confirmed the need for a modernised air traffic infrastructure.