Procedure Coding and Conversion
Guidelines and Standards
Through our certified process and in strict accordance with RTCA DO- 272B and DO-200A guidelines and standards, we code and maintain all Aeronautical Navigation Data, such as Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), Departure Procedures (DPs) and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) in the most current version of Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC 424) data format.
In addition, we have the capability to produce procedures in DAFIF® format or to translate DAFIF® data to ARINC 424.
We work with US DoD, FAA, and foreign Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP) in accordance with published 28 and 56 day Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control (AIRAC) cycles and we encode RNAV (GPS and RNP), ILS, LOC, VOR, TACAN, NDB, and DP and STAR procedures to ARINC 424 Supplement standards.
Our procedure coding capabilities are used in support of Flight Inspection, Day Forward Procedures, Transitional Procedures, and Gold Standard Procedures from pre-published 8260 series forms and or appropriate government source and assist in the transition and migration of current ARINC 424 coding to future standards supplements. We’re actively and eagerly involved in industry technical discussions on new trends and data formats and are proactive in the pursuit of contemporary solutions, such as the ability to encode, validate and transmit in AIXM 5.1 format.
Our work with Terminal Procedures, the National Flight Data Digest (NFDD), CIFP, FAA Form 7100, all versions of FAA Form 8260, the National Airspace Resource (NASR) database, the Digital Terminal Procedure Publication (D-TPP), and COMPSYS21 enables us to code SIAPs, DPs, and STARs as published on the official source documentation. An agile global reach capability ensures that we code procedures as published in foreign Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP). We update and maintain U.S. Civil DPs, STARs in NASR and assist the FAA in providing Quality Control (QC) for Civil/Military Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP’s).
AeroNavData’s DAFIF® to ARINC conversion services are available to authorized users of the U.S. Government’s Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF®). Our proprietary software converts the DAFIF® tab-delimited file format to the internationally recognized ARINC 424 format for use in Flight Management Systems (FMS). Additional features of our Conversion capabilities include:
- The ability to sort files by ARINC Region, ICAO Region, or Section and Subsection Codes
- A completely self-contained output file with all the data elements required for a specific instrument terminal procedure at any given airport
- An Error Log for any file it was unable to convert