Welcome to FIXM

What is FIXM?

The Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) is an exchange model capturing Flight and Flow information that is globally standardised.

Recent Updates

April 27, 2018    The updated FIXM Release Plan v1.1 was published.
April 20, 2018    The FIXM Change Management Charter v1.2 was released.
March 30, 2018    The FIXM Implementation Guidance package based on FIXM v4.1.0 was published.

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Welcome to FIXM

The Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) is an exchange model capturing Flight and Flow information that is globally standardised. The requirement for FIXM was identified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Traffic Management Requirements and Performance Panel (ATMRPP) and endorsed at the 12th Air Navigation Conference as part of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) and as described in Flight and Flow Information for a Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE).

FIXM as enabler for FF-ICE

FIXM is the equivalent, for the Flight domain, of AIXM (Aeronautical Information Exchange Model) and WXXM (Weather Information Exchange Model) both of which were developed in order to achieve global interoperability for, respectively, AIS and MET information exchange. FIXM is therefore part of a family of technology independent, harmonized and interoperable information exchange models designed to cover the information needs of Air Traffic Management.

The FF-ICE concept and the applicable ICAO provisions drive the common and international development of FIXM, and impose requirements on what FIXM will deliver. FIXM aims to provide full coverage for FF-ICE.


2017 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference

The 2017 ATIEC conference was held from October 5-6, 2017, at the EUROCONTROL facility in Brussels, Belgium.

At the heart of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) priorities for the coming years, the development and implementation of performance-based navigation (PBN), continuous descent operations (CDO), continuous climb operations (CCO) and air traffic flow management (ATFM), is information. Information enables each and every actor to participate in the processes required to operationally execute PBN, CDO, CCO and ATFM. But information is not only at the heart of these specific ICAO priorities. Information is the 'fuel' for almost all identified operational improvements in the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).

The ATIEC 2017 theme was 'Information Exchange Specifications supporting the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan'. Addressing specifically the technical implementers of SWIM, the ATIEC 2017 considered, in more technical detail than the ICAO Workshop, the various Specifications available or under development to support SWIM.

Technical discussions on the current versions and planned developments of AIXM, FIXM, (I)WXXM, and the proposed ICAO AIRM were at the core of ATIEC 2017. This included a general ICAO Workshop summary on day 1 of the ATIEC, ensuring that technical experts not attending the ICAO Workshop were fully informed on the ICAO planning and implementation aspects related to their activities.

Further information about the conference can be found on the EUROCONTROL web site.

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