The Unidad Administrativa Especial Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has completed modernization of Colombia's national aeronautical message handling network with COMSOFT's next generation technology.
BOGOTÁ/COLOMBIA, September 2009 After the completion of the new AMHS centre in Bogotá, the site acceptance tests for the delivered systems were conducted successfully in August. When UAEAC selected COMSOFT's products for a new AMHS project in the first quarter of 2009, they were taking into account their own sophisticated demands regarding an expeditious completion as well as the acknowledged expertise of the German provider of aeronautical messaging systems. COMSOFT conducted this ambitious project in close cooperation with the local telecommunication solution provider Verytel.
The core of the project is COMSOFTs flagship product AIDA-NG, the well-established messaging solution, and the complementing ATS terminal solution CADAS. The central communication node based at Bogotás Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado - still connected to neighbouring countries via AFTN - will distribute aeronautical messages to national airports. CADAS terminals located at the national airbases Barranquilla, Cali, Cúcuta, Rionegro, Medellín and Villavicencio allow filing flight plans and related messages via AMHS. In order to create the prerequisites for a smooth and expeditious cut-over extensive trainings were held at all sites in Columbia. Spanish-speaking trainers and localized user terminals top off the Colombian package.
Subsequent to its predecessor CORPAC of Peru, UAEAC now represents another focal point for the comprehensive expansion of AMHS on the South-American continent. UAEACs highly motivated technical and operational staff is well-trained and thus anticipating the establishment of operational AMHS links with neighbouring countries. The transition procedure from AFTN to AMHS is fairly seamless due to AIDA-NGs full integration of AFTN and AMHS and elaborate routing concepts. Lately the product proved its capability to master the transition of operational services to AMHS in the Middle East - just like before in Europe.