EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has replaced its X.25/CIDIN connection by the AMHS solution smartMessenger from Frequentis.The messaging system is of great importance for European air navigation as it is responsible for supporting the data feed to the European AIS Database (EAD), which is used by more than 250 organisations world-wide.
The system was deployed according to the strict EUROCONTROL quality processes and fully conforms to the EC Regulation 73/2010 requirements for the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the Single European Sky (ADQ), and the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) ED-153 guidelines for ANS software safety assurance. smartMessenger entered into operation just four months after the contract was awarded.
Peter Matern, Head of the European AIM Unit at EUROCONTROL, says “We are very satisfied with the performance of smartMessenger and the high quality standards under which the system was deployed. This was key for a successful transition from CIDIN to AMHS within a short period of time.”
“We are very proud indeed of having been entrusted with the deployment of such a decisive and critical component in the European air navigation data infrastructure”, says Joachim Lennarz, Director of Information Solutions at Frequentis. “Only strict adherence to the highest quality standards allowed us to cope with this type of responsibility. We are equally proud and thankful for the close relationship and collaboration between all involved parties without whom such a swift deployment would not have been possible.”
With a minimum performance of 350 AMHS messages switched per second and features that enable the system to be configured according to the customer’s specific operational needs, smartMessenger is not only the fastest but also the most flexible AMHS system available on the market. Today, just a few months after project award, smartMessenger is part of the EUROCONTROL infrastructure, relaying messages reliably and with high performance.