EAD Data

EAD Data Providers are able to enter data directly into a European AIS Database without any additional processing or transformation by a third-party.Direct entry of the data helps to ensure the accuracy of the data. This data is directly accessible by Data Users.

The database will reach its maximum effectiveness when all ECAC-based data providers have successfully migrated.

AIRAC static data updates are committed in the database and made available to data users 59 days before, while AIRAC Amendments are published 42 days before AIRAC date.

Coverage

EAD offers all users the following types of data:

European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Area:
 

  • Static Data Operations (SDO):
    Full set of aeronautical information data published in AIP:
    - Aerodrome information, including Procedures and Obstacles;
    - Enroute information such as Airspaces, Routes, Navaids and Waypoints;
    - General information such as Organization, Authority and Units.

Responsibilities

Data Providers use the different EAD components for the creation, maintenace and storage of aeronautical information. They retain full control of - and copyright of - the data they input into EAD.

The content of having the Data Providers maintain their data in a common database is unique in the aviation world.

EAD functions available to Data Providers are:

The Static Data (SDO) is the heart of the EAD. After data validation, the information is made available to the different sub-systems to producce the AIP and Charts and to validate the NOTAM information at creation or during processing.


Data Provider migration to EAD

The migration of clients to the European AIS Database (EAD) is an ongoing process. While they are making the necessary changes, data providers and data users are given support by EUROCONTROL in order to facilitate EAD’s successful transition to full operation.

Client migration

Client migration status

The migration of clients to the European AIS Database (EAD) is an ongoing process. While they are making the necessary changes, data providers and data users are given support by EUROCONTROL in order to facilitate EAD’s successful transition to full operation.

EAD Clients

EAD clients include aeronautical information providers – such as Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) or military administrations – but EAD also meets the needs of data users, such as aircraft operators, private pilots and commercial Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) providers.

All ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) member states will migrate to EAD and once all those states have made the transition, the database will be complete, and the static data and AIPs (Aeronautical Information Publications) of all ECAC states will be available via EAD.

A chart giving an overview of the migration status of all Data Providers is available on-line.

The table below gives an overview of the total number of committed data providers and data users:

43   civil data providers (ECAC)
14   civil data providers (non-ECAC)
6   military data providers
7   internal EUROCONTROL users
154   data users

Contact details for new clients

If you would like a presentation on the EAD or are interested in becoming a client, please contact us by email or by post at:

Mr. Peter Matern
Head of EAIM Unit
EUROCONTROL
Rue de la Fusée 96
1130 Brussels
Belgium

Data quality

Data quality

One of the major objectives of the EAD is the improvement of the quality of data. Data quality will continue to increase as all parties use standardised rules and procedures, implemented at system level, and ensure cross-border consistency. Additionally, other quality improvement steps have been taken to ensure that errors, which where not detected during input, in the EAD are identified and rectified, thus enhancing the quality of the data contained in EAD.

ADQ ~ IR 73/2010
Along with ICAO Annex 15 requirements, EAD is applying the Commission Regulation (EU) 73/2010 laying down requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and information for the single European sky. As a  pan-European Aeronatical Information Service provider the level of compliance for the different European States is also monitored and provided as indicated in the table below.

Detailed information on Data Quality in EAD.