SWIMET is an innovative partnership between DSNA and MetSafe powered by Météo-France and Météorage data.
The weather influence on ATM has never been higher: adverse weather is the main ATFM delay cause. To address the meteorological issue, the French ANSP and its start-up partner MetSafe have launched the SWIMET project which objectives are :
- To deliver tailored weather information available at the operational level using the benefit of SWIM standards and web service’s technology,
- To develop new “expert” services to better foresee weather impact on ATC sectors’ volume, specific flows or even 4D trajectories.
Thanks to the DSNA 4Me system and the service layer provided by MetSafe, Control Working Position, Supervisors and FMP are distributed with real time weather information (CBs, Lightning, Wind/Turbulences, Icing, METAR/TAF, SIGMET) tailored to their area of interest.
SWIMET is the solution at the Control Working Position to challenge weather impact on ATM performance.
Moreover, future “expert” services will allow to better identify which air traffic volumes are impacted with an associated severity indicator, every user’s operational experience being shared at the network level for the partners to anticipate and adapt their measures.
Following an exploratory phase, Initial Planned Operational Use of the weather service within the 4Me system is planned in mid-2018 at Reims UAC.