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Air Traffic Management

Welcome to Adacel’s Air Traffic Management suite of products – Aurora ATM.

For over two decades now, customers around the world have been using Adacel’s Aurora ATM automation system, from oceanic, en route, terminal and approach sectors to control tower units. Every day, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) use Aurora and its advanced air traffic management capabilities to improve airspace efficiency and safety while delivering higher levels of service to airspace users. Every element of this system was meticulously designed with the air traffic controllers in mind, as we strive to minimize their workload in the high-stress air traffic control environment. The system can be customized based on our customers’ requirements at different locations. It is also easily scalable and configurable to comply with present and future air traffic management requirements. Aurora ATM incorporates the latest CNS/ATM technologies and it is
space-based ADS-B ready.

Adacel’s wide-ranging air traffic management solution provides:
4D Profiles
4D Profiles

Unlike conventional air traffic systems, which rely on surveillance data or manual methods to detect conflicts between aircraft, Aurora ATM uses highly accurate 4D flight profiles that allow to perform medium-term conflict detection, long in advance of any potential loss of separation. Electronic alerts warn air traffic controllers when flight reports are out of conformance comparing with the cleared 4D profiles, giving controllers advanced notice to take corrective action.
Aircraft Situation Display
Airspace Situation Display

An integrated presentation of all surveillance data (ADS-B, Multilateration, Radar, ADS-C and pilot position reports), the airspace situation display was developed to help reduce controllers’ workload, enhance situational awareness and, by using color-coded symbols, further minimize the risks of mistakes.
Coordination
Comprehensive coordination abilities

Air traffic controllers use the system to coordinate inbound and outbound flights with the neighboring facilities. Aurora provides a broad range of built-in protocols, from manual data entry to completely automated exchange of Aeronautical Inter-Facility Data Communications (AIDC) messages.
Electronic Flight Strips
Electronic Flight Strips

Electronic flight strips provide real-time data updates and are generated automatically, without controllers’ intervention. The system updates them based on the latest flight planning messages, issued clearances, the position reports and estimates from various sources, the inbound and outbound coordination with the neighboring facilities, and more. The electronic flight strips make it easier for controllers to manage fluctuations in air traffic volume due to weather changes, emergencies, and more.
Surveillance Data Processing
Surveillance Data Processing

Aurora provides enhanced integrated surveillance, including multiple radars, Multilateration (MLAT) as well as conventional and space-based ADS-B feeds processing. Adacel’s multi-surveillance tracker allows surveillance feeds in a variety of ASTERIX formats and generates surveillance system tracks. Surveillance tracks are used to update flight profiles and generate short-term conflict analysis. They are prominently presented on the Airspace Situation Display.
AAID
Auxiliary Aeronautical Information Display (AAID)

The Auxiliary Aeronautical Information Display (AAID) is interfaced with the Aurora ATM system along with the Automated Weather Observation System, usually installed at the airport. AAID displays continuously updated weather information, runway operational information, NavAids status and more and help with new ATIS publishing. Users can upload a variety of documents and make them available to the air traffic controllers as needed.
Clearances
Clearances

Adacel’s Aurora ATM system enables the controller to issue a complete range of aircraft clearances, from simple level, altitude, speed or route clearances to combined complex clearances. If the aircraft is CPDLC connected, the system automatically converts the clearance and sends it to the aircraft as an uplink CPDLC message. Aurora’s clearance processing capability is fully integrated with its MTCD conflict probe. Prior to issuing a clearance, the system automatically generates full details about current or potential loss of separation, to further help enhance safety in the air and on the ground.
Conflict Detection
Early Conflict Alerts and Detection

Aurora’s integrated Short-Term Conflict Alert (STCA) continuously monitors short-term separation of correlated and not correlated surveillance tracks. The system swiftly and automatically generates visual and audio warnings when we are about to experience short-term conflict between two aircraft, an aircraft and reserved airspace, or when an aircraft is flying below safe altitude. The system also generates agile and reliable Medium-Term Conflict Detection (MTCD) warnings. It automatically issues current or potential loss of separation warnings. It continuously monitors longitudinal, lateral and vertical separation between flights profiles, flight profile and reserved airspace as well as flight profile and offline defined safe altitudes. Aurora immediately shows the conflict warnings on Electronic Flight Strips and Airspace Situation Display.
D-ATIS
D-ATIS – Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service

Adacel’s D-ATIS delivers forward-looking technology that enables users to both broadcast ATIS in the traditional analog format and meet global modernization requirements to digitally broadcast ATIS information. The solution is packed with essential tools, including: Data Link Communications, Weather Data Consumption, Weather Display, Flight Data Display, automated and manual data entry. Through landline and Data Link Communications, Adacel’s D-ATIS can broadcast text messages to pilots and other users outside the standard reception range of conventional ATIS. This is the first multi-function ATIS application in the world that serves both as a weather information system and a social networking platform for pilots and flight crews.
Aeronautical billing
Industry-leading aeronautical billing system

Aerobooks provides a fully integrated cloud-based solution for the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Airports and Airlines. This is a cost-efficient and comprehensive data gathering, permitting, invoicing and collection solution, which eliminates inaccuracies, errors and delays for better revenue management. The modern layout and highly intuitive navigation elevate the user experience to a whole new level.
DVAR
Digital Video and Audio Recording (DVAR)

Aurora’s state-of-the-art digital video and audio recording device captures events and helps with data analysis for investigation, review and auditing purposes. The recorder meets or exceeds the applicable ICAO standards and, for your convenience, includes such features as adjustable playback speed, exporting capabilities to other devices, and automatic file deletion.
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Impressive Global footprint

Aurora’s automation capabilities deliver higher standards of air navigation services and airspace efficiency. Aurora ATM is currently in operational use in airspaces controlled by Fiji, France, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Norway and the United States – an impressive range of worldwide users.
Integrated Training System
Integrated Training System

Adacel’s MaxSim air traffic simulator training delivers a seamless transition to real-life Aurora air traffic management system. The integrated training simulator flawlessly emulates control tower and instrument flight rules (IFR) environments with advanced functionality to support the most grueling training requirements. In this training system, students can build and run training exercises from ab-initio to advanced and complex training levels. This training framework will not only enhance air traffic controllers’ air traffic management skills, It will also increase their self-confidence and fluency in the Aurora system itself. As a result, air traffic controllers are fully prepared for keep the skies safe with Aurora Air Traffic Management System. The seamless integration of Aurora ATM and MaxSim training simulator is a huge advantage for our customers. No more headaches looking for a separate training system and try to configure it to closely reflect the ATM’s system features and capabilities.
Redundancy and failure recovery
Redundancy and failure recovery

To reduce the probability of system failure, Aurora ATM system architecture provides a high level of redundancy. The flight and surveillance data processing are provided by redundant servers in a master-slave communication network and an automatic switchover is available in case of failure. Aurora provides several levels of failure recovery mechanisms, from airspace sectorization to complete reload of the system with the operational database. In case of unlikely total system failure, air traffic controllers have quick access to the most updated backup Electronic Flight Strips and to an independent Airspace Situation Display directly connected to the surveillance feeds.