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Flight Information Exchange Model

The Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) is a data interchange format for sharing information about flights throughout their lifecycle. FIXM is part of a family of technology independent, harmonized and interoperable information exchange models designed to cover the information needs of Air Traffic Management.

FIXM is developed in close cooperation with all the stakeholders. This website is designed to be a nexus of information and a sounding board for all interested parties.

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ATIEC 2014

2014 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference

August 26th - August 29th
NOAA Science Center and Auditorium
Featuring AIXM, WXXM, and FIXM

NOAA Auditorium and Conference CenterThe United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in partnership with Eurocontrol will host the 2014 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC) on August 26-29, 2014 at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, MD.

The latest advancements on integration of information relevant for air traffic management in its broadest sense will be demonstrated and discussed. This will be done through presentations and working sessions on relevant information services, the definition of information domains, and the related exchange mechanisms.

Following the tradition of prior conferences, speakers from the international ATM community will be making major announcements regarding new versions and future evolutions of the now well-known exchange models:

  • Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)
  • Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM)
  • Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM

For more information on the ATIEC and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.fbcinc.com/e/atiec/

ATIEC 2013

August 27 - August 29, 2013

NOAA Science Center and Auditorium
Silver Spring, Maryland

The FIXM development team participated in the 2013 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC).  This 3-day Conference was sponsored by the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization and EUROCONTROL.  The ATIEC featured the 3 major international exchange models, FIXM, AIXM, and WXXM, and provided a forum for industry leaders, and international air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to discuss the latest advancements regarding the exchange of globally harmonized information that supports air traffic management (ATM).  The conference included multiple presentations on FIXM as well as a "FIXM Geek2Geek" Session (8/28) and a FIXM Breakout Session (8/29).  

Three major presentations were given by FIXM team members to the entire ATIEC audience as well as a series of presentations were given at the FIXM Breakout Session:

Introducing FIXM v2.0 Core

FIXM v2.0 is now available in the FIXM Core Release section of this website. It contains documentation that supports the exchange of core FIXM data element. The FIXM Core contains almost 140 new data elements, and several updated data elements from previous FIXM versions. FIXM v2.0 Core now supports many of the data exchanges currently used by ANSPs worldwide. It was developed through a rigorous international collaboration process.

  1. Logical Model - Describes the structure, content, and format of FIXM v2.0.
  2. Data Dictionary - Provides unambiguous definitions for the entities captured in FIXM v2.0 Core
  3. Schemas - Provide the authoritative templates for the FIXM data elements and other constructs
  4. Schema Documentation - Gives additional information about the FIXM v2.0 schemas in the form of HTML documentation
  5. Modelling Best Practices - Specifies the procedures and best practices used to produce FIXM logical models
  6. Supporting Documentation - Provide additional information about the FIXM v2.0 Core Logical Model and Data Dictionary
  7. Primer - Introduces the concepts of FIXM and provides general guidance for the developer

This version of FIXM was collaboratively developed by the FAAEUROCONTROL, Airservices Australia, and in consultation with other Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).

Introducing FIXM NAS Extension v2.0

The FIXM NAS Extension v2.0 is now available in the FIXM Extension Release section of this website. It contains 40 new data elements, and several updated data elements from previous FIXM NAS Extension versions. FIXM NAS Extension v2.0 now supports many additional data exchanges currently used in the NAS. It was developed through a rigorous domestic and international collaboration process.

  1. Logical Model - Describes the structure, content, and format of the FIXM NAS Extension v2.0
  2. Data Dictionary - Provides unambiguous definitions for the entities captured in FIXM NAS Extension v2.0
  3. Schemas - Provide the authoritative templates for the FIXM NAS Extension v2.0 data elements and other constructs
  4. Schema Documentation - Gives additional information about the FIXM NAS Extension v2.0 schemas in the form of HTML documentation
  5. Supporting Documentation - Provide additional information about the FIXM v2.0 Core Logical Model and Data Dictionary

This version of the FIXM NAS Extension was collaboratively developed by the FAA in consultation with other Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).

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