The two parties have created SkyFusion, a cloud-based means for airports, airlines and air navigation service partners to exchange operational information across flight-information regions. According to the partners, improved information sharing will allow users to align their planning around disruptions and other air traffic management-related events, as well as reduce the cost of accessing and exchanging data. SkyFusion information is built on the System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) data-exchange protocol, which aligns with International Civil Air Organization (ICAO) recommendations and the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP). The SkyFusion product will be available to pilot users beginning in March of 2016, and commercially after July.
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