SNOWTAM made easy by Atlas
Atlas is a digital platform for reporting SNOWTAM according to ICAO’s Global Reporting Format (GRF) guidelines. The assessment is noted in an app or through the web app and can accommodate unlimited simultaneous reporters, viewers or users.
All the reported assessments are then automatically compiled into a single SNOWTAM-report and can be sent directly to any chosen recipient or authority.
Safe Sky Atlas also offers you a decision support system because the regulatory framework around the new SNOWTAM-reporting format (GRF) is incorporated in the app. Based on the observed and registered condition the app will suggest the adequate RwyCC (Runway Condition Code), as well as available up- or downgrades and the criteria for each.
- App (mobile or web) to register assessment
- Unlimited simultaneous users and reporters
- Complies with GRF
- Easy operating Summer Mode for your RCR
- Manual or automated Friction and Runway Sensor import
- Decision Support System
- Overall operational condition made visible
- Direct from assessment to report
- ATIS version in text or audio output
- Facilitates total traceability
With the new global reporting format mandatory since August 12th, the first assessments using the new GRF are already made. However, for many of our customers not for snow or winter conditions, but for rain and other severe weather conditions. Whenever more than 25% of each runway third is affected by rain, a SNOWTAM must be published by the airport, and the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) comes into play.
For these purposes, Safe Sky has developed the easiest way for you to report non-winter conditions. By just turning the switch in the app menu to the non-winter mode (click to enlarge image) all winter condition runway contaminations and situational awareness items are hidden from view. A new SNOWTAM is created with a few clicks in Safe Sky Atlas.
Recently Safe Sky added functionality within our Atlas app to generate Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) without any extra work for you! By doing a SNOWTAM assessment on your Aerodrome, in winter or non-winter conditions, Atlas automatically generates an ATIS version for you both in text (D-ATIS) as by audio output (Voice ATIS). Without any extra work, easy to share and ready for use…
Every time you have to make a new SNOWTAM, you want to share the Runway Condition Report with all relevant stakeholders at and around the airport. As for this, we’ve added the ATIS functionality as a separate tab within the report section of the APP. Listening to the ATIS within the app is a stunning new feature within Atlas.
Within Safe Sky, we are always looking to increase your benefits from using Atlas. Your operations and processes are the basis of our development.
Check out the outstanding features of Atlas
Login to the app and start assessing the SNOWTAM. All registrations are shared instantly within your organization.
A new report can be initiated either from scratch, or by amending the previous/current SNOWTAM-report by updating it with the new conditions in a specific area .
Depending on the different roles by making a SNOWTAM, your rights can be adjusted by the administrator. Any user account can be assigned one or multiple roles.
Simply inspect and register, or review and send the final report to the responsible authorities. Atlas contains a flexible setup that will fit perfectly to your specific needs.
Working on the airfield or within your winter ops team, all inspections can be made simultaneously and will be shared throughout the entire team.
With Atlas there can be multiple persons assessing the condition at the same time, for instance assessing different areas of the infrastructure.
Real-time Mirroring of Information (CDM) will ensure that all latest measurements are visible to the whole team and instantly shared on all connected devices. Depending on the accreditation-level on the user, operational data and/or reported data (such as current active SNOWTAM conditions on a map for instance) will be displayed.
The intelligence in Atlas also offers decision support and will guide you automatically through the runway conditions and extra inputs.
The regulatory framework in the new SNOWTAM format (GRF), including the rules on determining a Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) is incorporated into the Atlas platform. Based on the observed and registered condition, Atlas will automatically be suggest the adequate RwyCC , as well as available up- or downgrades and the criteria for each.
Thus, Atlas complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks including GDPR, and therefore helps the user being compliant with all applicable rules.
Real-time Mirroring of Information (Airport-Collaborative Decision Making) will ensure that all latest measurements are visible to the whole team and on all connected devices. Depending on the accreditation-level of the user, operational data and/or reported data (such as current active SNOWTAM conditions on a map for instance) will be displayed.
Atlas also provides you with the option to present all current conditions of runways, taxiways and aprons on the map. With the data in plain view on a map the current condition as well as closed areas are observed at a glance. The current condition on the infrastructure, as well as the progress and the currently un-assessed areas can be clearly viewed in the map.
The data in the App, including the mapview can display either official data, such as graphical representation of the reported SNOWTAM, or include and display operational details, such as assessments in progress – all depending on the accreditation of the user.
In the database all the metadata behind each assessment is also saved with the adequate credential. The metadata contains information on for example who assessed which area, if RwyCC was upgraded, downgraded, if the system-suggested code was overridden and the notes on the reason for that etc.
Data from all the reporters, as well as imported data (such as METAR-data, PIREPS, data from various sensors and systems) are compiled in Atlas and into the SNOWTAM-report. The data also serves as base for the decision support when determining the adequate RwyCC as well as possible up- or downgrade options.
When the SNOWTAM has been completed, the report can be approved, signed and submitted by anyone with ”sender”-credentials.
As the registrations are being done and areas assessed the development of the report can be observed. The SNOWTAM is digitally sent as text and in pdf format to any recipient. All historical SNOWTAM reports can be accessed online.
Within the app you can easily access all previous SNOWTAM reports. All files within your history can therefore be accessed again and shared by email in different formats (txt, PDF).
In the archive all the metadata behind each report is also saved and accessible for users with the adequate credential. The metadata contains information on for example who assessed which area, if RwyCC was upgraded, downgraded, if the system-suggested code was overridden and the notes on the reason for that etc.
Whether you want to simply use the app and leave the rest to us or you want to control every step within the process. We will certainly meet your demands !
The Safe Sky Atlas platform is available both as a cloud service (SaaS) and as an on-premises installation. Choose fully managed, secure, and worry free with the cloud setup – or choose to be fully in control of every element of your infrastructure with an on-premises setup. All communication is encrypted and access uses one or two factor authentication depending on settings.
Data hosting by Safe Sky meets with the highest standards on availability and security. If you want to host the application and underlying data within your own cloud or premises, it’s also an option within our standard packages.
Atlas works on both iOS (Apple) as well as Android (Google) devices. Additionally, Atlas can be accessed both on the mobile app as well as through a web-version. That means that accessing and viewing the current and saved information, or administrating the account, can be done on any internet-connected device. Of course all depending on given accreditation.
Atlas - a piece of your puzzle
Atlas is designed for integration. Atlas can work independently and standalone – but Atlas has from the start been designed with integration in mind and have thus alot of options for integration – both to import data, as well as export data
This means Atlas will fit into and supplement your systems, today existing or future systems and products – being one piece of your puzzle, specialized for your SNOWTAM reporting.
Designed for integration
Because we believe Atlas should take advantage of other systems and utilize existing data, both today and to be prepared for the possibilities tomorrow, Atlas was designed with integration in mind. Therefore the integration possibilities from Atlas’ perspective are numerous.
Atlas provides an open API for anyone to use (with the authorization from the account administrator of course). Atlas can also be connected to other systems using their corresponding APIs.
Atlas can also collect and utilize data that is pushed or broadcasted from other systems, or pull data from other systems. Similarly, Atlas can push data to other systems or allow other systems to pull data.
In a word – Atlas was designed with integration in mind
More Efficient Operations
Unlimited simultaneous reporters that can assess different areas of the infrastructure at the same time.
Just open Safe Sky Atlas and start assessing your infrastructure:
anytime, anywhere and realtime…
By using a digital tool and report format, as opposed to use paper or radio relaying, the risk of information accidentally being altered or getting lost is significantly reduced.
In this way the information is carried directly without manual steps from reporter to report.
All information accessible in realtime. Atlas facilitates information flow according to CDM. All connected devices can simultaneously report and display the current condition, depending on credential.
Comply with the new regulation (MDSS)
The regulatory framework in the new SNOWTAM format (GRF), including the rules on determining a Runway Condition Code [RwyCC] is incorporated into the Atlas platform. The user will automatically be suggested the adequate RwyCC, as well as available up- or downgrades and the criteria for each.
Thus, Atlas complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks, and therefore helps the user to be compliant with all applicable rules.
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