Customer Successes 2018-03-02T15:52:33+00:00


Snowflake is working with the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to pursue a vision of sharing consolidated and authoritative flight information across the United Arab Emirates Flight Information Region (FIR) and its neighbours.
Snowflake will deploy the Laminar Data Platform to manage flight data in compliance with the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) concept for the GCAA SWIM Gateway. Scheduled to be operational in 2018, the SWIM Gateway will receive, validate and publish the most up-to-date flight planning and strategic tactical flow management data, which will provide a platform for information exchange amongst all stakeholders in the region.

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NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, handles 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace each year. Originally collaborating in the 2013 EUROCONTROL SWIM Master Class, Snowflake and NATS developed a prototype to demonstrate how reduced stack holding over London Heathrow could provide both economic and environmental savings. The successful project, now fully operational, uses GO Publisher to publish arrival sequence and temporal information to the adjacent control centres.  Since its original trial in April 2014 it has so far saved 8000 tonnes of CO2 and £1.65 million in airline and ground costs.

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Airways New Zealand

Airways provides air traffic control and air navigation services across New Zealand’s 30 million square kilometres of airspace, managing more than 1 million air traffic movements each year. Airways wanted to develop a metrics system that would measure operational performance of the air navigation process in order to optimise productivity for their customers and passengers travel experience. GO Loader Aviation is used to publish air navigation data in a standardised form (AIXM) into a database that the metrics system can use.

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Airservices Australia

Airservices, an Australian government owned organisation, provides the aviation industry with aeronautical data, telecommunications, navigation services and aviation rescue fire fighting services, as well as managing air traffic operations for over 90 million passengers on more than 4 million flights yearly. Airservices had a requirement to provide a flight planning service, and needed to ensure that all aeronautical information used was valid. GO Loader Aviation is used to create a full temporality based AIXM 5.1 database with all tables, indexes and spatial types established to support the full AIXM 5.1 model.

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