System Wide Information Management ( SWIM ) is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advanced technology program designed to Facilitate Greater sharing of Air Traffic Management (ATM) system information, Such As airport operational status, weather information, flight data, status of special use airspace , And National Airspace System (NAS) restrictions. NAS information systems. NAS information systems. SWIM will use commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software to support a service oriented architecture (SOA) that will facilitate the addition of new systems and data exchanges and increase common situational awareness.
Eurocontrol initially presented the SWIM System concept to the FAA in 1997, where it has been under development ever since. In 2005, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched the Global ATM Operational Concept. SWIM is now part of the United States ( Next Generation Air Transportation System , or NextGen ), the Middle East ( GCAA SWIM Gateway ) and the European Union ( Single European Sky ATM Research ).
SWAT is part of FAA’s NextGen , an umbrella term for the continuous evolution of the United States’ NAS from a ground-based system of air traffic control (ATC) to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. The transformation to NextGen requires programs and technologies to provide more efficient operations, including streamlined communications capabilities. The SWIM program is an integral part of that transformation that will connect FAA systems. The SWIM program will also enable interaction with other members of the decision-making community and other government agencies, air navigation service providers, and airspace users.
The SWIM program will lead to a variety of benefits. SWIM will help improve aviation safety through increased common situational awareness by allowing more decision makers to access the same information. This will provide consistent information to different users (pilots, controllers, dispatchers) that supports proactive decision-making.
SWIM is essential to providing the most efficient use of airspace, and increasingly common situational awareness on the ground. SWIM core services will provide information and services as and when required. This will provide for sharing information across different systems. This will allow the user to access the most current information in the most efficient way. SWIM will improve decision-making and streamline information for better planning and execution.
SWIM will also help reduce infrastructure costs by decreasing the number of unique interfaces between systems. Initially, SWIM will provide a common interface framework, reducing the operation and maintenance costs of current interfaces. New systems will interface with each other via SWIM-compliant interfaces. Ultimately, redundant data sources will not be required, and associated systems will be decommissioned.
SWIM is one of the key components of the SESAR ( Single European Sky ATM Research ) program managed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking