ACI MODEL FDP2000: FLIGHT DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM
Typical ACC Operator Interface
The Flight Data Processing (FDP) system, locatedin the Area Control Center or Tower, is a Computerized Advanced AutomaticAir Traffic Control System, based on the use of state-of-the-art computernetwork technology.
The FDP system consists of a Local Area Network(LAN) with several operating workstations connected to the network.
The system allows air traffic controllers to storeand update information for each flight, perform automatic calculations,route flight information and print specified flight strips at a designatedworkstation.
Flight strips are printed automatically at specifiedintervals (determined by the supervisor) to give the controllers up todate information on the flights in progress. In addition, the system performsthe following functions:
In addition to the dual mirrored hard disk approachused on the main File server, a duplicated standby server, connected tothe main File server by a high speed link, is ready to be put into serviceautomatically, should the main server be taken out of service. Sophisticatedsecurity features are in place to prevent unauthorized user access.
With the FDP software, the controllers are ableto view, modify, activate and cancel flights that have been assigned totheir control, and to print flight progress strips displaying this information.