The document is released in the framework of Harmonisation of Military Aeronautical Information in Europe through the EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Database (EAD) initiative (HMAI).
Conformance of European military and civil-military AIP format to ICAO Annex 15 is necessary to facilitate the potential integration of military data in EAD and to increase overall AIP harmonisation and consistency of the information published and used by European aviation stakeholders.
Migration of military organisations as Data Providers and/or Data Users to EAD will improve the availability, completeness and harmonisation of aeronautical information. That will facilitate the alignment of military stakeholders with the objectives of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme, both in its development and deployment phases, in line with the European ATM Master Plan Technology Changes and Roadmaps supporting SWIM, Advanced FUA, Digital NOTAM and Mission Trajectory amongst other services.
Activities are ongoing to adapt the AIXM model used by the EAD static database (SDM) and therefore the conformity of military AIP formats with the one defined in ICAO Annex 15 is a critical requirement.