AIMSL was introduced with Release 7. The basic AIMSL platform was implemented along with an initial set of web services. These cover:
- SDO Data User Functions (SDO Reporting and SDO Query)
- PAMS Data User Functions (Search and Download)
- INO Data User Functions (Single NOTAM Retrieval and PIB Retrieval)
With Release 8 additional web services have been implemented, including a publish-subscribe mechanism to allow NOTAM and SNOWTAM downloads based on subscription, and INO Data Provider functionality that can be utilised by ANSPs to store and validate NOTAM in EAD.
In future it is planned to provide query functionality for static data using WFS (Web Feature Service).
Relationship with SESAR
The SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme is intended to define, develop and deploy the next generation ATM system for Europe. It consists of a number of different key features and concepts. One of these is System-Wide Information Management (SWIM). This defines how information shall be managed, maintained and distributed. SWIM is being developed based on a set of principles including:
- Separation of information provision and consumption
- Loose system coupling
- Use of open standards
- Use of service-oriented architecture
AIMSL is being developed in accordance with these principles. The intention is that through AIMSL, the EAD will be able to act as an Aeronautical Information Management System within the SESAR target concept and exchange information with other systems through SWIM.