Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)

Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC), Featuring AIXM, WXXM, and FIXM

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in partnership with the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) will host the Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference in 2021.

Information on prior ATIEC conferences can also be found on the AIXM site.

General AIXM Information

The AIXM, as originally developed by EUROCONTROL in coordination with FAA, is a conceptual and an exchange model for aeronautical information. It is designed to assist with the harmonization and electronic distribution of the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). AIXM is a model that describes the entities, and relationships for aeronautical features such as airports, runways, airspace, terminal procedures and other features. AIXM describes Extensible Markup Language (XML) messages and features used to exchange information about the aeronautical data. All coordination with EUROCONTROL and international partners on AIXM can be followed on the AIXM website.

Additional updates on the following topics can be found on the AIXM website:

  • Latest version of AIXM, plus information about previous versions
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) model
  • Interoperability work
  • Temporality document
  • AIXM viewer (product from LUCIAD; originally developed for FAA)
  • Coding guidelines
  • And more …

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Last updated: Wednesday, November 03, 2021