Speakers: Marc Brochard, Eurocontrol: SWIM Lead; Mark Hopkins, Delta Airlines: General Manager, Air Traffic Systems; Mike Smith, NATS: Chief Engineer, Operations; David Almeida, Harris: Director, FAA Programs for SWIM & Weather Information Systems; Robert Goldman, Delta Airlines
Evolving data standards for aeronautical, weather and flight information, and innovative technologies are changing the nature and economics of achieving system interoperability. These innovations are evolving the aviation community from a system-centric operational model, to one that is more network-centric. SWIM, as a net-centric enterprise infrastructure, is the means by which the aviation community can make this notion a reality. The SWIM panel will demonstrate how open system architecture and SWIM technology are enablers for global harmonization through integration between aviation stakeholders. This panel will present the outcomes of an international demonstration on collaborative decision-making, based on a well informed community of ATM stakeholders, discussing how, through an enterprise infrastructure, legacy system silos are leveraged into net-centric infrastructure through enterprise information services. The panel will present their part, their findings and the benefits from each of their perspectives, and illustrating how it all ties together in support of NextGen/Sesar collaboration and global harmonization in aviation.