Aeronautical data are becoming a key enabler for emerging automated flight support systems in a digital Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment. In order to fulfil the operational requirements of such systems and processes, the availability and quality of this data is of particular importance.
The European AIS Database (EAD) with its central repository the Static Data Operations (SDO) allows States to maintain the static data for their area of responsibility and to retrieve static data from other areas. In order to support the high amount of requested information and the complexity for States to ensure the data collection from all the different data sources, the static data consistency review process of EAD has been improved by appropriate procedures and tools.
For this purpose, on behalf of EUROCONTROL, SOLITEC developed the Static Data Completeness (SDC) tool. The SDC offers several functions to monitor the completeness of the static data stored in EAD. One of the key functions of the SDC tool is the identification of missing data items. Therefore, EAD Data Providers have the possibility to define corresponding Nil Reasons for each data element. With the last release, SDC also provides an ADQ annotation function. This function allows EAD Data Providers to indicate ADQ compliance on data item level.
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the SDC tool has been developed with Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX). APEX is Oracle’s primary tool for developing Web applications with SQL and PL/SQL.