SMART AERONAUTICAL CHART MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESIGN
- 1ITU, Civil Engineering Faculty, 80626 Maslak Istanbul, Turkey
- 2Pegasus Airlines, AEROPARK, Osmanli Bulvari No:11/A, 34912 Pendik Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Aeronautical, GIS, AIP, AIXM, ARINC, Chart Production, Annex 4, Annex 15
Abstract. Civil aviation is developing rapidly, and the number of domestic and international operations is increasing exponentially every year than the previous one. Airline companies with increased air traffic and the number of passengers increase the demand of new aircrafts. An aircraft needs not only fuel but also pilot and aeronautical information (charts, digital navigation information, flight plan, and etc.) to perform flight operation. One of the most important components in aeronautical information is the terminal chart. Authorized institution in every state is responsible to publish their terminal charts for certain periods. Although these charts are produced in accordance with ICAO’s Annex 4 and Annex 15, cartographic representation and page layout differs in each state’s publication. This situation makes difficult to read them by pilots. In this paper, standard instrument departure (SID) charts are analysed to produce by use of cutting-edge and competitive technologies instead of classical computer-aided drawing and vector based graphic applications that are currently used by main chart producers. The goal is to design efficient and commercial chart management system that is able to produce aeronautical charts with same cartographic representation for all states.