AIXM Change Control Board

Objective

The objective of the AIXM Change Control Board (CCB) is to maintain and to evolve the AIXM Specification as necessary for enabling States to comply with the ICAO global and regional requirements for the provision of aeronautical information, in the context of the evolution towards digital AIM and System Wide Information Management (SWIM).

 

Membership

The members of the AIXM CCB represent a wide range of stakeholder organisations from many parts of the World. They act under the provisions of the Change Management Charter (“Charter”), which also defines the change management processes.

  AIXM CCB Charter

The AIXM CCB is open for participation to any AIXM stakeholder organisation. Currently, the AIXM CCB comprises representatives from around 45 organisations, with the following profiles:

A list of contact details is made available for those who are interested to get in contact with one of the CCB members.

Please use the link provided below in order to submit a request, in the name of your organisation/company, for becoming a member of the AIXM CCB. By submitting the registration request, you acknowledge that you agree to comply with the AIXM CCB Charter.

  AIXM CCB Registration (form)

(Note: when using this link, you will be re-directed to the Eurocontrol Web site where the registration page is hosted. However, this does not imply any ownership of the AIXM CCB by Eurocontrol. It is just a technical solution for ensuring the proper follow-up of the CCB membership request!)

Future AIXM versions

The maintenance and evolution objective is achieved through the release of new AIXM versions. These include both the core specification components (UML model, XML Schema, Temporality Concept) and also the associated documents (GML Profile, Feature Identification and Reference, etc.). The following versioning policy is applied.

AIXM 5.2

The next regular AIXM update is scheduled for publication at the end of March 2018, with the following objectives:

  • to enable the provision of ICAO data sets (except for terrain data), as specified in the new Annex 15 and PANS-AIM. This includes the development of guidance material for the provision of the data sets and of the associated metadata in a globally interoperable manner;
  • to simplify the metadata schema, either through a profile or through a dedicated aviation metadata schema;
  • to enable an initial global implementation of Digital NOTAM;
  • to enable the provision of data that supports the deployment of “performance based” ICAO concepts, such as PBN, etc.
  • to enable data provision for emerging concepts such as free routes, large-scale use of RPAS, etc.
  • to ensure the interoperability of aeronautical data (AIXM) with flight data (FIXM) domain and with the MET data (iWXXM) domain;
  • to introduce a deprecation mechanism for features/properties that are no longer used or are replaced by a new concept. A common approach with AIXM and FIXM is envisaged.
  • to correct issues and limitations detected in the previous versions.

Currently, the AIXM CCB is working on evaluating issues and improvement proposals that might be considered for AIXM 5.2. Updates about the work in progress are provided through a dedicated page (  version 5.2 - work in progress).

AIXM 5.3

After version 5.2, it is estimated that a future regular AIXM update might be necessary around 2020 (at the earliest). Possible objectives for that version include:

  • alignment with the ICAO SWIM requirements as developed by the ICAO Information Management Panel;
  • enable the provision of new aeronautical data elements specified by ICAO, in particular in support of FF-ICE;
  • enable the provision of aeronautical data in support to future ATM concepts, such as time based operations (TBO);
  • ensure the interoperability of aeronautical data (AIXM) with the evolving needs of the flight data (FIXM) and MET data (iWXXM);
  • correct issues and limitations detected in the previous versions;
  • provide Guidance material for the implementation of AIS data services compliant with the SWIM concepts.