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Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010 Edito S ince the latest AIM and AMHS

Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010

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S ince the latest AIM and AMHS newsletter, the commitment and experience of the ANS team have been proved again as many systems have been successfully accepted by our customers, some new contracts awarded and the work

methodology rewarded by a level 3 certificate of CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) for the three fields of Management program, Engineering system and Software development.

The end of 2010 will mark the beginning of the “ICAO FPL 2012 enhancement” integration in Thales AMSS and AIM product lines. Thus, associated software upgrades could now be proposed to prepare for this upcoming evolution.

AMHS LAOS

E nd of June 2010, Thales Air Systems signed a contract with CIT Lao Ltd, the company providing Aeronautical Services for the Department of Civil Aviation of Lao for an AMHS system.

CIT Lao Ltd and Thales will continue together the excellent work done during the last decade for the Laotian civil aviation. The AMHS system will be installed in the first part of 2011 and pave the way of a new era for the aeronautical ground-ground communications for the Lao Republic’s Democratic.

CONTRACT AWARD FOR ENA

E UROCONTROL renewed his confidence in THALES for the re-engineering of the ENA (EAD Network Adaptor) module. This critical component allows national

AIM systems to be interoperable with European AIS Database (EAD). It is used

since 2003 by many Aeronautical Service Providers.

The new release of the ENA should be delivered by THALES in the first semester of 2011. This project certifies THALES expertise and high technical skills in Aeronautical Information Management software built for more than 15 years.

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and high technical skills in Aeronautical Information Management software built for more than 15 years. Thales
and high technical skills in Aeronautical Information Management software built for more than 15 years. Thales
and high technical skills in Aeronautical Information Management software built for more than 15 years. Thales
AMHS SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN ROMANIA O n the 28th of April 2010, ROMATSA successfully upgraded

AMHS SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN ROMANIA

O n the 28th of April 2010, ROMATSA successfully upgraded its Aeronautical Message Switching infrastructure by commissioning the AERMAC/AMHS solution of Thales.

ROMATSA’s AMHS System is another European node to be delivered by Thales after Bulgaria (Ministry of Defence), Austria and Portugal.

after Bulgaria (Ministry of Defence), Austria and Portugal. The new system, based on the AERMAC Product
after Bulgaria (Ministry of Defence), Austria and Portugal. The new system, based on the AERMAC Product

The new system, based on the AERMAC Product line, complies with the latest standards for AMHS transactions, and includes AMATIS component, the new web based User Agent solution of Thales.

As part of this program, 3 systems (operational, test and contingency) have been deployed in about 8 months. During this short period of time, Thales also delivered the safety related materials allowing ROMATSA to comply with the European regulation. The completely integrated user interfaces and the validated concept of operations allowed an efficient training plan, reducing significantly the project deployment schedule.

The cut-over operation has been performed in just one night thanks to the high maturity of the AERMAC Product solution – and to the full dedication of the Thales team on ROMATSA site.

AMHS Interoperability tests with other european countries are already scheduled.

ROMATSA expressed its satisfaction especially in regards of the low level of disruption in its day-to-day operations and of the mastering of the deployment schedule by Thales team.

As explained by Gabriel Dumitrescu – DR Bucharest Director: “The delivery schedule was met and the performance and the commitment of the Thales Air Systems project team was exceptional

AMHS SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN BULGARIA (MOD)

T hales delivered an AMHS compliant switching system in Sofia (Bulgaria) in less than 5 months. The fully configured system has been delivered to Balkantel who is responsible for the deployment within the Bulgarian MOD infrastructure.

This short schedule project has been successfully managed thanks to the high maturity level of the AERMAC/AMHS Product line. The AERMAC software can be installed, configured and validated with minimum efforts. The unmatched ergonomic look and feel of the integrated client application (AERMAC A2M) allows, through a quick and efficient training phase, the straightforward handling of the system by the operating staff.

handling of the system by the operating staff. This achievement demonstrates that simple AMHS

This achievement demonstrates that simple AMHS implementation programs can be reasonably managed based on a “COTS delivery strategy”.

Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010

FINAL SAT / ENDURANCE TEST TAIWAN AISS O n July 2010, the Taiwan Final system

FINAL SAT / ENDURANCE TEST TAIWAN AISS

O n July 2010, the Taiwan Final system Acceptance was awarded for the ATMAS Program. This major program contained several AIM modules developed and integrated by the ANS department such as: a centralised AIXM database

(AIXM+ product), AIS management module (ANAIS Product), ANAIS Internet Briefing module, AGC Charting module from our partner “CGx AERO in SYS”.

AGC Charting module from our partner “CGx AERO in SYS”. Furthermore, this advanced system provides a

Furthermore, this advanced system provides a complete integration with EUROCAT ATM Center (called ATMAS), a FIDS interface providing Web Services to airlines, and a sophisticated replication mechanism between the 2 remote sites.

The ATMAS systems shall now enter into a period of operational transition managed by ANWS and supported by Thales Australia (within the scope of the 3 year warranty period) with a target of full cutover in 2011.

FINAL SAT ABU DHABI

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n the framework of a global ATM infrastructure renewal, Thales delivered a suite of its leading market solutions including Eurocat/X, ANAIS and AERMAC/AMHS. The whole system has been accepted on site in April 2010.

Thales again demonstrated its unique capability to deliver complex multi-segment systems in a turn-key manner. The de-facto integration between the various Thales products

reduces significantly the risk level in regards of System-to-System interfaces, and allowed

a straightforward system deployment on the customer site.

a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information
a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information
a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information
a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information
a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information
a straightforward system deployment on the customer site. This integration has been enhanced to exchange information

This integration has been enhanced to exchange information directly in AMHS format between AERMAC/AMHS and Eurocat/X, thanks to the sharing of the same AMHS API between these two systems. For the AERMAC/AMHS system, it is a new site ready for AMHS operations in this region. ANAIS will be operated as the new integrated AIS (Aeronautical Information Services) System. The system will provide Pre-Flight functions including Flight Plan submission and integrated Briefing compilation/distribution.

SAT ISS BAHRAIN

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n September 2010, Bahrain CAA (BCAA) accepted the ISS (Information System

Services) component developed and integrated by ANS department as a module of

a wider ATC system.

The ISS module offers the capabilities to display on multiple clients any data and documents published by the data administrators or received from external systems. The client software

is based on light client technologies – i.e. Web browser display, and can therefore be run

on any type of web capable PC or workstation.

be run on any type of web capable PC or workstation. Thanks to its modular design,

Thanks to its modular design, the ISS module has been successfully connected to an external AIS system and is able to display Integrated Briefings.

Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010

CMMI 3 CERTIFICATION T he ATM’s domain Air Navigation Services (ANS) activity has just obtained

CMMI 3 CERTIFICATION

T he ATM’s domain Air Navigation Services (ANS) activity has just obtained level 3 of CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) for the three fields of Management program,

Engineering system and Software development.

In order to reach this result with almost 89% of trails completely implemented, 4700 tests were provided and 15 interviews were organised. The evaluation team were particularly appreciative of the product strategy that was put in place, the use of processes specifically adapted to the activity (responsive and highly competitive) and research for continuous understanding of their clients (web portal).

for continuous understanding of their clients (web portal). This success, which concludes these last two years

This success, which concludes these last two years following the incorporation of ANS into Thales Air Systems at the beginning of 2008, confirms the maturity gained by the teams.

POPULAR AIM SEMINAR IN EGYPT

maturity gained by the teams. POPULAR AIM SEMINAR IN EGYPT T he Egyptian civil aviation NANSC

T he Egyptian civil aviation NANSC recently organized a seminar

focusedonAeronauticalInformation

Management (AIM) solutions.

The event took place in Cairo and gathered more than 50 customers, ranging from day-to-day operators to highest-level management. The day was organized around presentations and demonstrations of the different products that make up Thales’s AIM solution.

the different products that make up Thales’s AIM solution. NANSC specific needs have been thoroughly detailed

NANSC specific needs have been thoroughly detailed and Thales has been able to demonstrate its state-of-the-art know-how. Within Thales AIM solution, it is the cartography product which raised particular interest thanks to its modern Human-Machine Interface. As a consequence of this very recent seminar, NANSC has already modified some current specifications accordingly.

Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010

GLOBAL AIM PARTICIPATION T he fifth Global AIM Congress was held in Beijing, China from

GLOBAL AIM PARTICIPATION

T he fifth Global AIM Congress was held in Beijing, China from 22nd - 24th June 2010 under the sponsorship of the Air Traffic Management

Bureau (ATMB) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (ATMB/CAAC). With a theme entitled «Building the Future», the event welcomed more than 250 visitors from 50 countries.

human factors, need to be considered when planning and preparing an AIM migration program. Information was also provided about the NOPIA system deployed at the SIA (French AIS) by THALES – demonstrating how the NOPIA solution is actually meeting the real challenges and operational needs of the SIA.

the real challenges and operational needs of the SIA. Thales’s stand, considered to be one of
the real challenges and operational needs of the SIA. Thales’s stand, considered to be one of

Thales’s stand, considered to be one of the most impressive, received a large number of potential clients, notably delegates from the ATMB and many other customers of the region. Four of our products were presented including AIXM+, eAIP, charting (by CGX partner) and ANAIS Internet briefing. Thales Stand was one of the few were “real products” demonstrations were available. Alain Tardivel also presented during an industrial keynote, the «AIM change process». The presentation pointed out that, beyond standard compliance aspects, other key elements, such as operational, institutional and

SESAR FOLLOW UP

A s previously identified in latest AIM and AMHS newsletters, ANS department is involved in SESAR work-packages related with the AeronauticalInformationManagementdomain.Thefollowingparagraphs

are a follow-up on the status of Thales involvement in these work-packages.

8.1.4 project: Aeronautical information (AIS, Airport Mapping, Airport Network, Terrain and Obstacles)

After green flag has been given by the SJU to this project, execution phase kickoff meeting has been held in Bruxelles in June 2010. During this meeting the activities of each contributor to the project has been refined. Thales, due to its recognized knowledge of AIXM model gained through numerous AIM projects, has decided to focus its activities on the definition and validation of the future model for aeronautical data called “AIRM”.

8.3.3 Project: Identify and Develop Aeronautical Information ATM Services

Execution phase kick-off meeting has been held in Stockholm in September 2010. In this work-package, Thales decided to use its experience in web services implementation (for instance in the scope the Internet Briefing system implemented in Austria) to concentrate its activities on services definition and validation.

13.2.2 Project: Aeronautical Information Management sub-system definition This project is still in the initiation phase. Due to the hard work of all the project contributors, the schedule to deliver the PIR to the SJU is foreseen by mid September 2010. In this project, Thales, as one of the industry contributor, will take its part to the implementation of the next generation of AIM systems fully compliant with SESAR project outcomes and fully interoperable with each other.

Thales AIM and AMHS Newsletter September 2010

OPTIMIZED HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE L ately THALES designed optimized hardware architecture for the server sub-systems

OPTIMIZED HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE

L ately THALES designed optimized hardware architecture for the server sub-systems hosting its AIS/AIM

and AMSS product lines. This new architecture integrates the up-to-date hardware constituents based on

HP Proliant DL G7 server units. These server units are embarking the most recent technologies and are

providing the highest level of performance never achieved in this range of server systems.

Based on these high performance constituents, Thales designed a fully redundant server architecture with the possibility to include fiber-optic connected and highly scalable storage array. The solution can either be integrated into a single cabinet or distributed between two separate buildings. The same system design can be deployed for hosting the various software applications of the THALES AIS/AIM and AMSS suites (i.e. ANAIS, AIXM+, AES/EIB, AERMAC, METMAC).

Thanks to the high density of the server and disk array constituents, it is actually feasible to integrate all AIS/AIM and AMSS systems into one single cabinet, thus allowing to optimize server footprints in space constrained technical rooms.

THALES WEB SITE UPDATED WITH NEW FLYERS

AERMAC and AIM solutions latest flyers are now available directly on Thales web server from the following links:

AERMAC: http://www.thalesgroup.com/Portfolio/Aerospace/Aermac/?pid=1568

AIM: http://www.thalesgroup.com/Portfolio/Aerospace/Air_Systems_Product_-_AIM_Solutions/?pid=1568

Contacts

AIM: aim@thalesgroup.com AMSS: amss@thalesgroup.com

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