The Special Activiy Airspace (SAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Pilot will extend the benefits of the SAA SWIM services by supporting the automated dissemination and portrayal of SAA information (including updates) to National Airspace System (NAS) stakeholders and other external users via OGC Web Services. Several use cases and supporting workflows are provided to enable understanding of the design of the pilot. The use cases involve the access, filtering and portrayal of SAA information as well as notifications of SAA updates or schedule changes to subscribed users.
The organizational concept of the SAA SWIM pilot involves coordination assistance from the Open Geospatial Consortium together with NAS stakeholders with an emphasis on airline partners’ usage of SAA information for flight dispatch and planning purposes. Stakeholders and partners are solicited to provide and deploy hardware/software as well as collaborate on the final architecture and technology design of the pilot.
Both architecture and technologies will be developed in a way to accommodate additional capabilities and stakeholders, such as exposing SAA information services to Department of Defense (DoD) systems to automate scheduling and information synchronization. The ultimate goal is to use international geospatial standards and web services to provide end-to-end information flows from DoD originators of SAA activation requests to airlines and other NAS stakeholders. Achieving that goal will lead to improved compliance, utilization, reporting and efficiency of DoD and FAA cooperation on SAA usage.
As such the objectives of the SAA SWIM Pilot are three-fold:
1- Provide access to static and dynamic SAA information via OGC Web Services,
2- Expose SAA information services to the NAS stakeholders, particularly airlines, to support flight dispatch and planning,
3- Develop and exercise a standards-based Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) that can accommodate future requirements related to automated scheduling and information synchronization with the DoD.