Swiss air navigation service provider skyguide, and automation company AirMap, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), have announced the operational delivery of the Swiss U-space flight information management system for drones (referred to as FIMS).
FIMS is an aviation data exchange hub that connects the skyguide air traffic management system to U-Space Service Providers (USSPs) with open interfaces to support safe and compliant drone operations in low-altitude airspace.
The successful operational implementation of FIMS in Switzerland is accompanied by the signing of distribution agreements with various USSPs.
As part of U-space, the FIMS is a cloud-based, interoperable platform that distributes airspace information, directives, and real-time traffic from skyguide’s ATM systems to drone operators through a network of USSPs. Participating USSPs connect to the FIMS using open interfaces to provide services that support drone operators in meeting their regulatory and operational requirements.
The Swiss U-space FIMS is designed to support an open, competitive drone economy and a marketplace of drone services. With the operational delivery of FIMS, the development of the Swiss U-space Implementation (SUSI) initiative, reaches a critical milestone.
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