FPDAM (Flight Procedure Design and Management) is IDS AirNav’s market leading solution for the aeronautical information management (AIM) task of flight procedure design. Its versatile, expandable modules provide an interactive three-dimensional environment which enables flight procedure designers to create, visualize, check and maintain instrument flight procedures compliant with international standards. FPDAM allows users to take account of factors such as airport, terrain and obstacle data, aircraft category, procedure type and rules as well as navigational aid and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) availability. It includes construction rules based on and compliant with PANS-OPS (ICAO doc 8168, 9905 & Annex 14), FAA TERPS and Canadian TP 308.
FPDAM fully supports all types of procedures including SID/departures, STAR/Feeders/arrivals and approaches for conventional, RNAV/PBN, RNP AR, APV/LPV, GLS and Baro-VNAV guidance systems. It allows users to perform terrain and obstacle assessments by importing and utilizing digital terrain data relevant to procedure design in any known projection, datum and resolution/accuracy. Complex flight procedure design functions are automated within the design environment while tight control of the system configuration, design elements and design criteria related to flight safety issues are ensured through connection to a controlled aeronautical database.
FPDAM Main Applications
Civil and military ANSPs and CAAs as well as ATM service providers have a need for efficient and quality controlled flight procedure design to meet the needs of the fast changing level of technology in the air navigation industry. This includes the development of a performance based navigation concept to meet the future communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) environment, and the new concept of dynamic airspace reconfiguration that requires a reassessment of new and old flight procedures.
Data loading (DEM, DTED, BT, SRTM) does not require any conversion. It takes just a few minutes to read the source files and then the flight procedure design can be finished in 2-3 hours
FPDAM performs on-line checks against reference criteria (ICAO, TERPS) and ARINC 424 checks. During design process the user is warned about any noncompliance. FPDAM is provided with full Quality Assurance documentation in accordance with the ICAO 9906 Vol. III requirements
FPDAM is the only design system fully integrated in a complete AIS/AIM suite. Full integration within the IDS Air Nav suite of products enables the EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ) mandate to be respected. The full design process, as stated in ICAO 9906, can be defined and all input and output data for each single step are tracked by a dedicated TMS/WMS (via PLX). FPDAM is the most used system within design organizations globally (ANSPs/CAAs/Airlines/Airport Authorities) and this ensures full compliance with operational needs
FPDAM is continually updated, ensuring that all calculations are in accordance with current criteria and applicable annexes and changes