German Airports Association Trusts in Aeronautical Data Quality Solution by FREQUENTIS

The German Airports Association (ADV) recently entrusted Frequentis to deliver their unique ADQ solution in order to secure homogenous data along their whole data chain in Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).

The unification of European air space and the EU-regulations that have come with it are putting ever-increasing demands on airports. One of these regulations is the Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ) regulation released by the EU Commission, which aims to set quality standards for aeronautical data within Europe.

That’s why the German Airports Association, which encompasses a total of 36 airports in Germany, released an international tender in 2014 for an advanced ADQ solution that allows their members to address quality, accuracy, timeliness, and granularity of their aeronautical data as required by EU regulation 73/2010. After an intense tender phase, Frequentis was chosen as best-in-class supplier with its mature ADQ product line.

ADV was impressed by the profound ADQ competence of Frequentis and the capabilities of its advanced ADQ/AIM product suite. In fact, the EUROCONTROL European AIS Database (EAD) – the world’s largest AIM system – was supplied by Frequentis on the basis of its AIM products. This unique AIM data platform has been in operation for more than 10 years and is now an indispensable component of the aeronautical data chain of 250 clients in 63 countries worldwide. The fact that a challenging multi-user platform of aeronautical data such as EAD complies with the ADQ regulation in its latest releases bears testimony to the maturity and reliability of Frequentis products and makes them the perfect system to manage aeronautical data for airports.

Ralph Beisel, Director General of ADV, comments: “We are very pleased that the Frequentis solution ensures our full ADQ compliance and keeps us at the cutting edge of AIM technology. The excellent reputation of Frequentis in the worldwide AIM domain made it an ideal industry partner for this project.”

Also Pierre Hermann, Director Aeronautical Information Management of DFS, the German Air Navigation Service Provider, sees a big step forward in the implementation of a joint ADQ-compliant solution for the aeronautical data originated by the German airports: “As national provider of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, DFS is dependent on high quality and integral aeronautical data provided by the airports. This aeronautical data will be transferred in future from the Frequentis ADQ solution into our systems for further processing. In this sense we will fully support an intensive cooperation with the ADV and Frequentis to contribute to a successful ADQ implementation in Germany. Based on our experiences already gained with the partners, we are very much looking forward to jointly achieving the next level of aeronautical data quality.”

Joachim Lennarz, Director of Information Solutions at Frequentis, says, “ADV is one of the most important stakeholders concerning quality of aeronautical data in Europe. We are proud to be entrusted with this important project and we appreciate the fact that our organisations share the same values and visions pertaining to the objective of improving the overall quality and availability of aeronautical data”.

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