Aeronautical Information Management (AIM)
A step change in efficiency
Traditionally, all Aeronautical Information (such as charts, flight procedures and airport, terrain and obstacle data) has existed on paper. Updating and sharing the different types of data that create this information has been a time-consuming and costly process with a high risk of error.
NATS has developed an automated Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) system, Nucleus, which provides a step change in efficiency for Air Navigation Service Providers.
Nucleus provides a complete, integrated solution to handle, manage, exchange and execute all tasks required in a modern AIM environment.
Nucleus is the only solution on the market today that complies with the latest International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards on the management, handling and aggregation of data for publication as aeronautical information. Globally, all air navigation service providers will need to demonstrate they can comply with the new standards – and they will only be able to do so by using an automated AIM system like Nucleus.
Optimising processes and managing risk
Transferring from a manual paper-based system to an automated digital solution provides many benefits, including reduced data entry errors and a much more efficient way to convert raw data to useable information. Publishing aeronautical information in both paper and HTML format was once a 14-day process, but with Nucleus it takes just seconds, with the results live, dynamic and fully searchable.
Comparing and contrasting multiple data sources is also carried out automatically, removing data errors whilst saving time. An AIM solution also makes you far more aware of potential safety risks.
As an automated AIM solution, Nucleus provides a range of critical benefits for service providers and airports:
- Enables compliance with ICAO standards
- Allows publishing in seconds
- Maximises data integrity
- Minimises risk
- Delivers fully auditable data trail
- Ensures single point of truth
Procedure design The Procedure Design Group at NATS specialises in the design and review of instrument procedures for customers around the world.
Surveillance data The data from our network of 22 radars across the UK is a valuable resource, compliant with Eurocontrol surveillance standard.
Target Start-up Approval Time (TSAT) TSAT uses a variety of information sources to make more accurate predictions about running times.