Flight Information Management System (FIMS) Prototype Request For Proposal (RFP) now released

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Airservices Australia has today announced the release of a Prototype Request for Proposal to collaborate with industry to develop a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) to open up the skies safely and efficiently to new airspace users.

FIMS is a data exchange gateway that will connect Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) participants with Australia’s air traffic management system. 

It will provide important airspace information to airspace users and facilitate the safe, reliable and efficient use of airspace, while also supporting the growth of an open and competitive drone market.

Airservices is seeking to work with industry participants in developing a FIMS prototype over coming months to test the provision of a range of government and industry services.

Airservices’ Chief Customer Experience and Strategy Officer said we have worked closely with government and consulted widely with industry and technical bodies, both in Australia and overseas, to inform our approach to developing a FIMS.

“The FIMS is a key step in shaping a future air navigation service which safely integrates traditional aircraft and new users while ensuring the most efficient use of airspace,” Peter Curran said. 

“We look forward to working together with industry to explore all available opportunities”.

Airservices is taking an innovative, multi-stage approach where it is seeking proposals from industry to select multiple participants to co-develop FIMS prototypes.

The RFP will be open for four weeks and is available here.

For media enquiries call 1300 619 341 or email: media@airservicesaustralia.com

Posted on: April 28, 2021

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