The air navigation services provider (ANSP) of Slovak Republic, Letové prevádzkové služby (LPS), has successfully upgraded their AIDA-NG AMHS system with Comsoft Solutions, enabling enhanced reliability, performance and functionality.

Comsoft Solutions’ AMHS product AIDA-NG has a unique ability to provide fully integrated and uniform message handling facilities, important for the future of air traffic management.

LPS is very satisfied with the system deployment in capital city Bratislava, which includes one operational system and one contingency system, both fully redundant, as well as a test and training support system with the same layout and configuration. Automatic switchover between operational and contingency systems provides the utmost reliability and safety with system and site redundancy. Furthermore, for convenient AMHS messaging, an upgrade of Comsoft Solutions’ operator terminal, CADAS-ATS, has been carried out.

LPS first worked with Comsoft in 2007 when initially implementing AIDA-NG, and the latest system deployment forms part of a major upgrade for the Slovak ANSP to the latest hardware platform and Comsoft Solutions’ software applications, which includes an improved contingency concept and fully tested IPv6 support.

Flight movements in Slovakia, in central Eastern Europe, have increased by over 20% since 2010, with LPS reporting over 470,000 flight movements in 2015. With the upgrade LPS will continue their goal to further increase Slovakian airspace capacity, while keeping delays to a minimum and maintaining required safety levels.

Comsoft Solutions’ message handling system, AIDA-NG, is the only system on the market which provides fully integrated message processing in one single application for all types of aeronautical messages, such as AMHS and AFTN / CIDIN. By harmonising the message switching architecture it is possible for the whole system to be managed by one single user interface, which unifies and thus eases the handling of work flows for any message type.