Aerodrome mapping

Contributing to the definition of industry requirements and of interchange specifications for aerodrome mapping databases

EUROCONTROL supports the standardisation of aerodrome mapping data exchange in the context of SWIM.

This activity involves the encoding of aerodrome mapping data using the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), and the encoding of the aerodrome mapping database (AMDB) using the Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Model.

More specifically, the AMDB standardisation is a collaborative EUROCAE and RTCA activity, supported by EUROCONTROL from a SWIM perspective. Increasingly, cockpit displays show AMDB content to improve the pilot’s situational awareness on the aerodrome surface during the taxi-phase.

The following standards, guidance materials and models are applicable to the processing of aerodrome mapping information.

The Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Model (AMXM) version 2.0.0 corresponds to ED-99D/DO-272D and ED-119C/DO-291C.

The Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Model (AMXM) version 1.1.0, corresponds to the earlier ED-119/DO-291 and ED-99A/DO-272A.