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.
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MetSafe signed agreement with Skyconseil to gather web services
In a demanding market where competition is constantly growing, cost optimization has become a crucial stake for most airlines. To achieve it while reducing their CO2 emissions and increasing safety, airlines, now more than ever, request efficient optimization solutions all along their flight cycle. However, the tools used today (as the FMS), developed in the 80ies, are not anymore able to cope with the latest demands in terms of available functionalities, flexibility, precision or just ergonomics.
GUIDOR, as an advanced in-flight trajectory optimization application, developed by the Toulouse based SME Skyconseil, responds perfectly to these demands.
It is taking advantage of the latest available technology to help pilots optimizing, live in the cockpit:
- Altitude/speed depending on changing weather, delays and air traffic
- The lateral route depending on turbulence and restricted areas
- Their decisions with regards to the current overall situation
Through its webservices plateform, MetSafe provides the back office feeding GUIDOR with real time global meteorological products.
Beyond ICAO regulated products (TAF, METAR, SIGMET), MetSafe API delivers state of the art meteorological products such as:
- Real time adverse weather (Convection as observed by satellite, Lightning detection, Icing, Clear Air Turbulence, etc)
- Parameters extracted from Numerical Weather Model such as winds, tropopause, temperature.
Specific services have been specifically designed for airborne applications to provide the minimum payload so as to alleviate communication costs.