FDMS (Flight Data Management System)
FDMS is designed to operate in both airport and area control environments and may be configured to produce paper or electronic flight progress strips (eStrips) or both.
In paper strip mode, a rolling 76 hour (configurable) active flights window displays Flight Data Entries (FDE) for the last 24-hour period, and the forthcoming 48 hour period (configurable) and flight progress strips are produced at pre-set (user configurable) times before ETA / ETD. Data is captured from the AFTN for Doc 4444 and related ADEXP messages and an instantaneous update of workstation displays reduces the need for voice co-ordination between sector controllers.
The Code-Callsign Sub-System utilises a dual link to pass SSR code, Callsign and RVSM status to the installed RDPS. In eStrip mode the application makes possible an adaptable, flexible and fully integrated Air Traffic Management System delivering efficiency, and improved working environment along with benefits to aviation partners.
Key Benefits of eStrips:
- Existing FDMS Server side processes are unchanged
- No need for specialised printers thereby reducing maintenance and operational costs
- Reduction in handling of paper documents (airfield charts etc.)
- Streamlined workflow
- Further reduction in voice co-ordination between sector controllers
- On-line access to dynamic data such as current ATIS code, QNH, METAR, NOTAM and Squawk Codes, also airfield charts and other static data
In both modes, EUROCONTROL CFMU ADEXP messaging may be deployed to co-ordinate movements with adjacent ATSU controllers.