ATM Systems are a critical infrastructure
Achieving high service availability figures, as close as possible to 100%, has been at the heart of the design of modern ATM Systems for decades, as the Air Traffic Management network is considered a National Critical Infrastructure throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Indra Air solutions are designed to provide the highest resilience to the Network of Centers where they operate, implementing the Virtual Center concept defined by SESAR. Technologies such as virtualization and WAN remote displays, together with the improved speed and reliability of digital communications, make possible to fully decouple the processing servers from the operations rooms.
Indra, as a world leader in solutions for Air Traffic Management, is the chose technology partner of the iTEC Alliance. This expertise, combined with the additional experience of other technologies already in use in other industries, such as cyber-security, puts Indra is in a unique position to deliver the best solutions, able to fulfill today the growing demand of resilience of the Air Navigation Service Provider
The Data Centers (ADSPs) are no longer required to be in the same location as the Operations Room (ATSUs), but can be located wherever the ANSP decides it is more convenient for any other reasons.
The additional service capacity invested and reserved for contingency situations does not need to remain unused during the normal operation. It can be used for instance to support smoother transitions or to run final checks of new solutions; or to absorb temporary capacity peaks; for ATC training or other non-operational purposes.
As of today, Indra’s technology allows ANSPs to adapt the capacity to the demand, in a much more dynamic manner, achieving further value out of infrastructure investments.
The interconnectivity of the ATM Network of Centers brings significant opportunities for the real enhancement of the “resilience of the network”. The ANSPs could even provide Air Navigation Data services to their neighbours in the event of a disruption, or even assume temporarily parts of their airspace control until the situation goes back to normal.