COMSOFT completes FPL2012 upgrade in Saudi Arabia
CADAS upgrade and installation of an FPL2012 convertor is final piece of a multi-stage project for the General Authority of Civil Aviation
Jeddah/Saudi Arabia, July 2012 - COMSOFT has added the final piece to its major upgrade of Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) AMHS systems. In a project that began last year and included an upgrade to CADAS with the AIDA-FPL convertor, GACA is ready to comply with ICAO's new Flight Plan 2012 mandate.
In a far sighted decision, GACA ordered COMSOFT's AIDA-FPL convertor to meet the deadline for ICAO's Flight Plan switch in November 2012, and it was the first ANSP to request a bi-directional functionality that could communicate not only from Present to New format, but also from New to Present; this at a time when the standards for conversion had not been set. This bi-directional enhancement has since become a standard feature of COMSOFT's AIDA-FPL convertor, another reason for its growing popularity among ANSPs.
COMSOFT's project manager, Andreas Boehm, commented on this successful achievement: "The project has demonstrated the versatility and flexibility of COMSOFT and our products in being able to meet new and unexpected requests from customers and innovate a solution in a short time to serve their needs."
A large number of ANSPs worldwide already use COMSOFT's AIDA-FPL converter, which is available either as a standalone appliance or as a software module for COMSOFT's market-leading AMHS/AFTN node AIDA-NG.
AIDA-FPL: FPL 2012 Converter