Oro Navigacija started full operational service of their new aeronautical messaging system AIDA-NG this year.
VILNIUS/LITHUANIA, October 2010 Just six months after official project start, the Lithuanian air navigation service provider Oro Navigacija has completed the cut-over of their new aeronautical message handling system in Vilnius. Site acceptance tests were conducted in early 2010 certifying the technical maturity of the new AFTN/AMHS system AIDA-NG and its complementary terminal solution CADAS. Well-established AMHS conformance according to the ICAO EUR AMHS manual proofs the systems readiness for the impending introduction of AMHS. Currently, national and international messaging operations are still being performed via AFTN, but the now launched systems of Oro Navigacija are renowned for their reliable services with respect to handling both standards on one platform concurrently. In addition, the unified handling of both network types in AIDA-NG allows a swift and seamless switchover from AFTN to AMHS connections, once the neighbouring countries are also prepared for AMHS.
The fruitful and solution-orientated collaboration between customer and provider not only paved the way for an exceptionally short project period of six months, but also for potential future extension of the current solution with further COMSOFT applications in the field of AIM. The Lithuanian project manager Algirdas Paukste stated: [...] the successful transition to the new AMHS-LT system on March 3rd ran quite easily and smoothly. [...] I would like to express our very special thanks for COMSOFTs help and assistance during the transition. Our system operates well and in a stable way, users are quite happy to work with new terminals.