Federal Aviation Administration adopts Luciad visualization tool

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration personnel manage Special Use Airspaces (SUAs) and Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspaces (ATCAAs) set aside for military training exercises, and they require various systems to do so.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration personnel manage Special Use Airspaces (SUAs) and Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspaces (ATCAAs) set aside for military training exercises, and they require various systems to do so.

FAA officials sought a Web-enabled solution for a System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) project. The system had to provide users the ability to add data to the SUA and ATCAA repository and communicate airspace status changes to the operational systems in an Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) format.

They found such a solution at Luciad, a provider of high-performance software for the visualization of geospatial information based in Leuven, Belgium.

FAA officials purchased LuciadMap, Luciad’s out-of-the-box software platform. LuciadMap combines geographic data from different sources into a single, coherent view, and offers geodetic 2D capabilities for use with a Web browser. It also implements AIXM 5, the new global aeronautical data interchange standard defined by the FAA and Eurocontrol.

Luciad also won an FAA contract to prototype a Web-based editor for ensuring the safety of special use airspaces in the U.S.

For more information, visit Luciad online at www.luciad.com.

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