Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), announced last week that they have deployed the Swiss U-space flight information management system for drones, referred to as the FIMS.
The FIMS is an aviation data exchange hub that connects skyguide’s air traffic management system to UAS Service Providers with open interfaces to support safe and compliant drone operations.
As part of U-space, the FIMS is a cloud-based, interoperable platform that distributes airspace information, directives, and real-time traffic from skyguide’s ATM systems to drone operators through a network of UAS Service Providers (USPs). “Switzerland’s FIMS enables multiple USPs to connect to safety-critical airspace information using open and interoperable interfaces to deliver nationwide U-space services to UAS operators,” said Ben Marcus, AirMap Co-founder and Chairman. “With this new milestone, Switzerland continues to lead the world in rolling out innovative UTM services that foster an open drone economy.”