AIM Working Arrangements

The Aeronautical Information working arrangements are developed on three layers:

  • Consultation level
  • Business and development level
  • Operational level

Consultation level

Consultation with multidisciplinary groups representing all stakeholder sectors

Business and development level

Operational level 

AIM/SWIM Team

  • Chairman: Joachim Bruja (Austrocontrol/AT)
  • Co-chairman: Dennis Hart
  • Secretary: Alexandre Petrovsky

The AIM/SWIM Team provides a direct channel of communication between the EUROCONTROL Agency and its stakeholders on AIM and SWIM activities and supports the Agency in its entrusted tasks.
The AIM/SWIM Team monitors the cost-conscious and timely implementation of AIM and SWIM domain activities as part of the future uniform European ATM system.

The team meets in Brussels twice per year.

Participants

The participation to the AIM/SWIM Team is open to:
- Senior civil and military representatives from the ECAC member States;
- ANS providers and NSA/Regulators with overall accountability for the national AIS/M domain activities;
- Senior representatives from relevant user organisations, equipment manufactures and avionics manufactures and international organisations (e.g. ICAO, EUROCAE etc.)

Documentation

All documentation -including the Terms Of Reference and the Work Programme-  of this team is published on the AIM/SWIM group of OneSky Teams. Access to this online repository is free of charge, only a registration is needed.

AI Operations

  • Chairman: Uros Groselj (Slovenia Control)
  • Secretary: Asa Standar

The Aeronautical Information Operations Sub-group (AI Operations) is established to manage all pan-European aeronautical information harmonisation aspects of AIS operations and the transition from AIS to AIM, in close consultation with the relevant stakeholder groups.

The AI Operations is resonsible for monitoring the data quality of AIS/AIM in ECAC States and shall develop guidance material and propose amendments to AIS/AIM related standards. The AI Operations is created by and reports to the AIM/SWIM Team and EAD Service Steering Group.

A work programme for the group and deliverables for its activities are established, related to the operational aspects of transition from AIS to AIM, data harmonisation, AIP-, NOTAM- and EAD operations, digital NOTAM, aeronautical charts and support to ATM/CNS/Airport and Safety improvement activities.

Within the scope of the work programme the AI Operations shall:

  • monitor, maintain, review and propose enhancement of existing AIS/AIM provisions and of the transition to AIM.
  • develop guidance material for an harmonised operational AIS/AIM implementation
  • propose coordinated revisions to AIS/AIM related standards impacting the operational aspects of AIS/AIM;
  • report to the AIM/SWIM Team and EAD SSG on relevant operational issues in accordance with the work programme;
  • coordinate with the AIM/SWIM Team and EAD SSG creation of operational/technical ad-hoc task forces;
  • coordinate relevant aeronautical information issues with the appopriate Agency working arrangements.

Documentation

All documentation presented during the AIOPS meetings is published on the AIM/SWIM group of OneSky Teams. Access to this online repository is free of charge, only a registration is needed.

Former Groups

Former Working Arrangements groups

The Aeronautical Information (AI) working arrangements (WA) in the Agency have and still are going through several modifications. This tab provides an overview of the groups that were previously included in the WA, but are now ended. All documentation from these groups is still available through the AIM/SWIM group of OneSky Teams!

Global AIM Congresses

Furthermore between 2006-2010 EUROCONTROL organised a series of Global AIM Congresses.

  • Global AIM Congress 2006 - Madrid, Spain
  • Global AIM Congress 2007 - Brussels, Belgium
  • Global AIM Congress 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
  • Global AIM Congress 2009 - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Global AIM Congress 2010 - Beijing, China

These were initiated by the former Global AIM Consortium in order to support the work of ICAO. The Congresses have demonstrated that they served as an excellent means to facilitate the exchange of project information, a platform for discussion and as a unique window into the activities, challenges and operational culture differences of the diverse States.

The materials of the 5 congresses are still available as zip files on the AIM/SWIM group of OneSky Teams.