Airservices Australia has announced the release of a Prototype Request for Proposal to collaborate with industry to develop a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) to open up the skies safely and efficiently to new airspace users.
FIMS is a data exchange gateway that will connect Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) participants with Australia’s air traffic management system.
It will provide important airspace information to airspace users and facilitate the safe, reliable and efficient use of airspace, while also supporting the growth of an open and competitive drone market.
Airservices is seeking to work with industry participants in developing a FIMS prototype over coming months to test the provision of a range of government and industry services.
Airservices is taking an innovative, multi-stage approach where it is seeking proposals from industry to select multiple participants to co-develop FIMS prototypes.
RFP submissions will be accepted until 26 May 2021.