Source Ingest, Analysis and Management
Our analysts code and maintain our aeronautical navigation databases by performing a thorough analysis of a variety of sources. In the United States that includes the National Flight Data Digest (NFDD), FAA Form 7100, FAA Form 8260, Coded Instrument Flight Procedures database (CIFP), the National Airspace Resource (NASR) database, and the Digital Terminal Procedure Publication (D-TPP). Our agile global reach capability ensures that our database reflects foreign Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP) from around the world.
All maintenance is performed in accordance with published 28 and 56-day AIRAC cycles. Through a certified process and in strict accordance with RTCA DO-272B and DO-200A, we ensure that procedure coding and supporting data aligns with ARINC 424 and DAFIF® standards for use in Flight Management Systems (FMS).
- 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)
- An agile global reach capability ensures that we code procedures as published in foreign Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP) from around the world
Aeronautical Information Publications
Our FAA certified Type 1 LOA processes enable us to access, monitor, manage, track, and encode Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs) and applicable data sources to produce current navigation data in the ARINC 424 and DAFIF®-style tab-delimited formats. We receive and track all published changes to aeronautical information through a centralized process – with full traceability from reception through delivery. During a 28-day cycle, our analysts analyze thousands of changes published in a variety of sources including Transmittal Letters, NFDDs, Amendments, Supplements, and NOTAMs.
Stereo Airfield Collection Data and Aerodrome Feature Collection
AeroNavData’s Airport Mapping project is an example of our defined processes for ingesting, creating, and maintaining aerodrome data. We maintain this data in an Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) and output it using stringent industry standards to deliver the data in our customer-requested formats (e.g. AIXM and shapefiles).
Our defined processes show that we are capable of ingesting digital data such as:
- Airport surveys (shapefile and CAD file formats)
- Stereo Airfield Collection (SAC) shapefiles as well as imagery files (.tif, .geotif, .SID formats)
These sources are used to extract the airport data that are stored in our reference file holdings accessible to our analysts. Our data manipulation capabilities include:
- Successful ingest of waypoints and NAVAIDs directly into internal database
- AeroNavData designed database for coded foreign and domestic procedures
- Specialized Airport mapping aerodrome data source ingest tools and procedures
- Adherence to DO-272 Standards tool to manipulate and store geospatial aeronautical feature data