Navair completes AMHS interoperability testing with AENA and Finavia

16 July 2013 (Last Updated July 16th, 2013 18:30)

Danish air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has completed interoperability testing of Frequentis's aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) with Spanish and Finnish ANSPs AENA and Finavia.

Copenhagen Airport

Danish air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has completed interoperability testing of Frequentis's aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) with Spanish and Finnish ANSPs AENA and Finavia.

As part of the programme, the Naviair system was trialled for AMHS interoperability with the system operated by AENA in Copenhagen.

The trial, which was performed over Pan-European Network Services (PENS), was executed as per the mutual test cases in the EUR AMHS Manual, Appendix E Version 8.0.

Navair head of data communications Michael Rauff Hansen said that Naviair Denmark successfully ran the IOP test in July 2013, using Frequentis's new version of the SmartMessenger AMHS.

"As part of the programme, the Naviair system was trialled for AMHS interoperability with the system operated by AENA in Copenhagen."

"Naviair found AMHS new functionalities e.g. X.400 MTA management functions to convey AMHS messages to Spain rapidly and properly," Hansen said.

"We can configure the AMHS system conveniently according to our requirements. The SmartMessenger AHMS system is easy to use for both operational and technical staff."

Navair also tested the Finavia AMHS system for interoperability with the AMHS system in Saint Petersburg, which is operated by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya.

AHMSs involved in the trial are based on Frequentis SmartMessenger, which is an ATS Message Handling System (MHS) that facilitates migration from aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN) to AMHS and system-wide information management (SWIM).


Image: Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Denmark, Scandinavian region.