Georgian air navigation service provider, Sakaeronavigatsia, has implemented Comsoft’s AMHS/AFTN system following the completion of comprehensive testing procedures.
Implementation of the AMHS/AFTN system makes Sakaeronavigatsia ready for Air Traffic Services Message Handling System (AMHS) and Flight Plan 2012 (FPL 2012).
Sakaeronavigatsia has deployed Comsoft’s AIDA-NG for its central hub, which has been installed at Tbilisi International Airport, while the CADAS terminal solutions are installed at Batumi and Kutaisi airports.
Both the central hub and terminal solutions give users improved and secure access to flight plans and other aeronautical information, according to Comsoft.
With the installation of the new AMHS/AFTN system, Georgia is now one of the countries ready for ground-to-ground communication corresponding to the new AMHS message handling network.
The system also allows routing of messages in the Cyrillic alphabet.
The central AMHS/AFTN system incorporates an AIDA-FPL flight plan converter module that will automatically transform flight plan messages from the new format into the existing format as per ICAO-advised conversion tables.
It will only convert the addresses that are incompatible with the flight plan, while other flight plans will be forwarded without any changes.
The tests for the new system were carried out against EUROCONTROL’s FPL reference followed by the confirmation about the proper conversion of all messages by the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU).
Image: The installation of AIDA-NG at Tbilisi International Airport offers users improved and secure access to flight plans and other aeronautical information.