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Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF™)

High quality, reliable aeronautical navigation data is critical to the safe operation of aircraft using computer and satellite-based navigation.  As a DO-200A Type 1 navigation data provider since 2009, AeroNavData is committed to providing navigation data services of the utmost quality by maintaining our Type 1 Letter of Acceptance (LOA) in accordance with FAA AC 20-153 and RTCA DO-200A under the regulatory oversight of the FAA’s Chicago Aircraft Certification Office (ACO).

Our Type 1 LOA covers the entire data production process from source reception through data delivery and requires extensive employee training and software qualification. Two critical pieces of our Type 1 LOA process are the Configuration Management System and the Quality Assurance (QA) Program. AeroNavData’s Configuration Management System, headed by the Source Manager, receives and tracks updates to all AIP Source, qualified tools, manuals, and forms. AeroNavData’s Quality Assurance Program, headed by the QA Manager, ensures that all approved measures to maintain data quality are executed as planned and follow the strict guidelines outlined in the FAA Type 1 LOA.   Under our Type 1 LOA AeroNavData is certified to send navigation data to Type 2 LOA holders for use in cockpit FMS.

In addition to our deep knowledge of ARINC 424 navigation data, we are also well versed in DAFIF™ data.   The Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF) is aeronautical data that is managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and is utilized primarily by the US Military for global flight operations.  DAFIF™ data contains global flight planning information that is critical to flight safety.  DAFIF™ is required for the Department of Defense (DoD) digital programs and flight planning systems such as the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) and the Portable Flight Planning System (PFPS).

DAFIF™ data is updated every 28 Days and contains Airports, Airways, Heliports, Navigation Aids, Airspace Boundaries, Special Use Airspace, Military Training Routes, and Air Refueling Routes.  Currently only Federal and State government agencies, authorized government contractors, and Department of Defense customers can access the DAFIF™ data.

AeroNavData has unique experience with DAFIF™ data and has actively been involved with efforts to assist military users within the DAFIF™-based navigation data process.  The goal is to assist in the enhancement of the military’s ability to utilize DAFIF data and to ensure that the data meets the Flight Management System requirements for each Military aircraft type that uses digital data to navigate.