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.