Aeronautical Navigation Database (ANDB)
AeroNavData has developed a very efficient and highly accurate approach to coding Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) into our available ARINC 424 Navigation Database. We established our approach to procedure coding beginning in 2005 when the company was founded as we began our first procedure coding contract with the FAA. Since then we have perfected our processes – processes that were audited and certified by the FAA, resulting in our RTCA Type 1 Letter of Agreement (LOA). Additionally our data processes were audited and certified through an independent US Navy audit, and is also endorsed by General Electric Aviation.
AeroNavData’s proven technical approach is efficient, repeatable, and verifiable.
- Highly qualified team
- Efficient production environment
- Understand the customer’s requirements.
- Certified processes
- Highest Possible Quality Assurance
We have a highly qualified skillful team.
Our team is composed of instrumented rated Pilots, experienced Air Traffic Controllers, and teams with successful aeronautical analysis experience. To ensure we have a consistently and effectively trained aeronautical staff we’ve developed and implemented a qualification training program to enhance the capabilities of each team member. All of our Aeronautical Analysts are required to successfully complete a stringent 12 month training plan that outlines ARINC coding requirements and techniques. Our aeronautical analysts are qualified in source validation and verification and the coding of Departure Procedures (DPs), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), and Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs).
We have a highly efficient and effective production environment.
Analyzing and coding procedures on a daily basis can be tedious and requires great attention to detail to avoid submission of errors. A robust software production application was needed to reduce the amount of human processing and human error. In 2004, AeroNavData began development on their proprietary production software application that includes easy to use forms for data entry, numerous form validations to cut down on keystroke errors, the ability to visually quality check the coding for accuracy and aircraft flyability, and a data output process that employs database integrity checking. Our software application, the AeroNavData Navigation Data (AND) Production Software, currently at version 6.1.0 has been updated with numerous enhancements adding additional integrity checks, features, and improved functionality. Along with our production system we have invested in a robust infrastructure including state-of-the-art computers, high speed internet access, nightly off-site backup, and an on-site generator to ensure no breaks in support or service. AeroNavData was granted a FAA Type 1 LOA in February 2009, certifying our production environment and process was in compliance with RTCA DO-200A.
We fully understand customer and industry requirements.
At AeroNavData, we feel it is not enough to read a Statement of Work. A deeper understanding of the requirements is needed as well as what is driving those requirements. By following this model, AeroNavData feels we can best support our customer and meet two of our Mission Goals:
- Provide a cost-efficient, safe, reliable, and accurate aeronautical navigation database.
- Supply solutions based on our customer’s key business requirements according to stringent industry standards.
Since 2004, AeroNavData has supported the aviation industry various aeronautical navigation related ways. Independently we have produced FMS navigation data in compliance with DO-200A/ED76A, DO-201A/ED77, DAFIF® ED8 and ARINC 424-18 that reflects the procedure designer’s intended route.
We ensure Data Quality through Industry-certified processes.
Early on in the development of our navigation data procedure production process, it was evident that an effective way to monitor and continually improve quality was required, not only to help our team to improve on its own performance, but also to fully support our certified and earned FAA Type 1 Letter of Acceptance (LOA).
AeroNavData’s Type 1 LOA was initially issued on February 18, 2009 and recognizes AeroNavData’s commitment to quality assurance, defining data quality requirements (DQR), and continuous process improvement. AeroNavData’s production process requires extensive employee training and software qualification. As a Type 1 LOA holder, AeroNavData can supply data to an end user through an FMS manufacturer. See Section 9.0 for more about AeroNavData’s Quality Assurance approach.
We implement the Highest Possible Quality Assurance measures.
Quality Assurance (QA) is the process of continually verifying and determining whether our products and services meet or exceed customer expectations while remaining in compliance with our Type 1 LOA. Our QA process includes adherence to design, development, production, and delivery. Our QA toolset includes evaluating data quality and employee performance, capturing results, and tracking production trends through a variety of reports.