Swiss air navigation service provider Skyguide, an airspace intelligence platform for drones, has announced it has partnered with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), to deploy the Swiss U-space flight information management system for drones (FIMS), the company said.
The FIMS is an aviation data exchange hub that connects Skyguide´s air traffic management system to UAS Service Providers (USPs) with open interfaces to support safe and compliant drone operations in low-altitude airspace. The FIMS deployment represents a milestone in the development of the Swiss U-space Implementation (SUSI) program, Switzerland´s drone traffic management network infrastructure.
U-space complements traditional air traffic management (ATM) systems by facilitating information exchange and interactions between airspace authorities and drone operators. As part of U-space, the FIMS is a cloud-based, interoperable platform that distributes airspace information, directives and real-time traffic from skyguide´s ATM system to drone operators through a network of USPs.
Switzerland´s FIMS enables multiple USPs to connect to safety-critical airspace information using open and interoperable interfaces to deliver nationwide U-space services to UAS operators.