-- Both CASA in Australia and CAA in NZ are moving to ADSB monitoring for Air Traffic Control, and soon any aircraft that (ever) wants to enter controlled airspace will need ADSB. This is resulting in a surge of training and recreational aircraft fitting ADSB.
Airports will continue to need to record ALL Voice Radio Calls, even those from ADSB equipped aircraft where the voice call is not transcribed. The Voice calls act like a 'Cockpit Voice Recorder' for Airports, and Investigation Authorities expect to have this information available to identify who said what and when to other traffic. Over a long period the Aimm principals have observed that most incidents are caused by someone not following the Airport's published procedures... and the Airport needs to be able to show this to avoid being held accountable for an incident that they did not cause.
A separate product is the Airside Personnel Tracker which shows the position of all airside people, and notifies the Airport Safety Officer if anyone goes out of their allowable area (e.g., if the fencing contractor approaches the runway).
The App has a map of the airport which can be used for general Situational Awareness, even when off the airport.
Part of the 'Dashboard' Management Report, sent within seven days of the end of each month.
How does it work? Aimm uses Cameras, Radio calls and ADS-B, plus other methods, to identify for every movement: the time, date, the specific aircraft call sign or flight number, registration, aircraft weight, type of aircraft, aircraft operator with full name and address, type of movement (Takeoff / Landing / TnG), and runway or helipad approach in use. ADSB is providing an increasingly large part of the data, but Voice-derived data continues to be necessary for incident investigation.
Aimm provides Management Reports, and an invoice file in various formats to suit the Airport's existing billing system.
Dashboard Report: Sent within 7 days of the end of each month, this is a summary of the month's activity in graphical form for Managers and Board members. It picks out the KPIs to provide an overview of the situation, showing the numbers and types of aircraft (planes, helicopters, gliders etc), their weights, runway used, day or night, and day of week. Comparison graphs show numbers of movement year-on-year and year-to-date. Aimm's Dashboard Report provides the knowledge from which to make fully informed decisions. Board / Supervising Committee members at an Aimm Client find this report so useful that they often instruct that they are all to receive it personally each month before each Board meeting.
Movement / Billing Report: Sent within 7 days, this is a .CSV data file with the exact details of every movement by time and date, identifying the aircraft registration, weight, runway used, its operator with their full name and address from the official register, and aircraft registration. Normally sent to the accounts-receivable Dept of the Airport to be importing into the Airport's existing billing system for fully automated billing of Landing Fees. Many file formats are supported. Can also be imported into a spreadsheet to 'drill down' if further management analysis is required.
Regulatory Reporting: At the required intervals, a report is sent for submitting to the Civil Aviation regulator authority for the Airport to remain in compliance. It describes fully how to download the required form(s) and file them on-line. How, when , and the numbers to quote.
Noise Footprint Reporting: Many airports have limits on noise. Aimm
reports the LDN counts on each montly
'Dashboard' for use by Acoustic Consultants
to prepare their reports to show noise compliance.
More detail from the management Dashboard Report identifying changes in activity, which
in this case highlight a 268% increase over the last 12 months... which is good news, but the management
does need to be aware of this so they can review Health-and-Safety procedures, landing fees, and support
staff... are they still appropriate for the considerable growth that has occurred?
Try it and see. Aimm staff can discuss the challenges and opportities that your Airport faces and how Aimm could handle them. If it looks like this would be a worthwhile improvement on your current method, try it and see... Aimm does not require a committment or set length contract, and any Client can discontinue the system anytime without penalty. We get very few who do not continue and are very willing to let our system's performance speak for itself.
The Radio Regulations require anyone overhearing information that is 'not intended for their information', to preserve secrecy of the communication. The Compliance section of the Ministry in charge of Radio Spectrum has advised (original document on file):
."... consideration of the safety issues involved and consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority indicate that the information about a pilot's intentions is relevant to all parties in the aerodrome area, including other pilots, the aerodrome operators and any other parties who may be affected by the aircraft movements. Accordingly, the Ministry considers that aerodrome operators are among the entitled recipients of these broadcasts and are not committing an offence by using, reproducing or disclosing those radiocommunications..."
Aimm provides services to airports, using information observed visually or collected by radio / camera equipment owned or leased by the airport, located on the airport, and under physical control of the Airport Operator. Aimm's method of operation preserves the secrecy of the communication with only the Airport and Aimm personel knowing of the content and existence of specific radio communications / camera images. Aimm personel are bound by contractural obligations of secrecy.
The radio call recordings and / or images are archived on-site at the airport for at least three years. Recordings / images uploaded to Aimm's 'Cloud' server are deleted after being played back / viewed, with only the billing information retained. Aimm uses a secure server and encrypted data transfers with the data exchange being initiated by the on-site unit.
Aimm will not pass to any third party, email addresses or other information that identifies an individual flight, pilot, aircraft or airport, and will not use the information it holds for any purposes other than for operations of its own system, for assisting Airports to manage their reporting requirements and debtors, and on rare occasions to assist Search and Rescue , Incident Investigation, or other officially sanctioned purposes.
To discuss further, and get a quote for you Airport, Contact us