COMSOFT's PRISMA established operational OLDI connection in Abu Dhabi during the first week of April.
ABU DHABI/UAE, April 2009 OLDI communication between ATC centres of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Abu Dhabi International Airport is operational as of the beginning of April using COMSOFT's fully automated ATC solution PRISMA.
Mr. Hassan Karam, Director ANS of the GCAA announced: "We are happy that the first OLDI connection in the Middle East is operational, now improving the quality and safety of our ATC services." Furthermore, he is confident that this is the basis for transnational flight coordination using OLDI communication in the near future.
OLDI stands for On-Line Data Interchange and is the communication standard for flight data processing systems of adjacent ACCs. The standard describes the manner in which flights are to be transferred from one ATC unit to another whilst ensuring complete safety. The implementation of OLDI for the GCAA reduces communication errors during flight coordination and at the same time generates a significant work relief for the involved ATC personal.
OLDI for GCAA is part of COMSOFT's PRISMA system which is an all-in-one automated ATC solution for area control centres, approach units as well as tower applications. The system features all modern air navigation service functions, from pre-flight planning services up to real-time air navigation.