FRIEND

Why should your Company/Organization become Partner of FRIEND® COI?

The FRIEND® COI is a non-profit organization responsible for developing, supervising, enhancing and distributing the FRIEND technology. Stakeholders can join the FRIEND® COI to participate in developing FRIEND, to develop their own applications based on the FRIEND technology or to get the latest know-how acquired during the development of FRIEND. The stakeholders retain complete control and responsibility of their ongoing projects.

If your company/organization is a partner of FRIEND® COI it can benefit in the following ways:

Aviation Stakeholders

Airlines

Benefits:

  • Developing SWIM applications based on the open source project FRIEND (freely available source code, no risk of vendor lock-in)
  • Enabling System Wide Information Management within own organizations as soon as possible.
  • Providing high quality data access services to other stakeholders in a simple and secure way.
  • Acquiring know-how of SWIM as soon as possible to become well equipped for Single European Sky.

Example applications:

  • Enabling SWIM of distributed heterogeneous data repositories based on FRIEND
  • Developing efficient flight planning and supervision systems based on SWIM to improve airline network performance
  • Developing a Flight Planner which is responsible for the creation, negotiation (through CDM), adjustment and distribution of the Business Trajectory (new requirement of SES)

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

Airports

Benefits:

  • Developing SWIM applications based on the open source project FRIEND (freely available source code, no risk of vendor lock-in)
  • Enabling System Wide Information Management within own organizations as soon as possible.
  • Providing high quality data access services to other stakeholders in a simple and secure way.
  • Acquiring know-how of SWIM as soon as possible to become well equipped for Single European Sky.

Example applications:

  • Enabling SWIM of distributed heterogeneous data repositories based on FRIEND
  • Developing systems for efficient surface management, departure management, stand and gate management based on SWIM
  • Developing systems to optimize Airport Demand and Capacity based on SWIM
  • Developing services for other stakeholders to consume static or dynamic data of the airport to allow Collaborative Decision Making among the stakeholders

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

ATM

Benefits:

  • A regional ATM authority of a European country should acquire know-how of System Wide Information Management as soon as possible in order to be well prepared for Single European Sky.

Example applications:

  • Developing Aeronautical Information Management Systems based on FRIEND

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

EUROCONTROL and Authorities of other Continents

Benefits:

  • FRIEND fulfills most requirements of the SWIM-SUIT project. The feasibility of the FRIEND concept has already been proved with a FRIEND prototype. FRIEND will make a good alternative to the SWIM-SUIT project or could be part of the SWIM-SUIT project.
  • FRIEND is a vendor-neutral, open source project. The Virtual Information Pool – the key element for realizing Single European Sky (SES) – would then be independent of proprietary products (no risk of vendor lock-in). Long-range independence and sustainability can be ensured.
  • Using FRIEND as open source product in Single European Sky (SES), SES will be able to share information with the Non-European aviation stakeholders in a more open and simple way.

Example applications:

  • Developing flight data management systems based on FRIEND
  • Developing systems for Demand and Capacity Balancing based on FRIEND
  • Developing systems for Conflict Management and Traffic Synchronization based on FRIEND
  • Developing Advanced Airspace Management Systems based on FRIEND

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

Meteo

Benefits:

  • Developing SWIM applications based on the open source project FRIEND (freely available source code, no risk of vendor lock-in)
  • Enabling System Wide Information Management within own organizations as soon as possible.
  • Providing high quality data access services to other stakeholders in a simple and secure way.
  • Acquiring know-how of SWIM as soon as possible to become well equipped for Single European Sky.

Example applications:

  • Using FRIEND to integrate different meteo data
  • Using ODBMS to store and query meteo data efficiently
  • Using FRIEND to provide meteo data access services to data consumers in a simple and efficient way

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

Regulators (Governments)

Benefits:

  • Supporting technical preparations needed for the participation in Single European Sky (SES):
    • Building up skills
    • Providing information for political processes
    • Preparing for security issues regarding military and other country-specific data.

Example applications:

  • Using FRIEND to build up a Virtual Information Pool for SWIM of autonomous aviation systems

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic User Partner

IT Companies

Application Developer/Integrator for Aviation Stakeholders

Benefits:

  • Taking advantage of the latest technological innovations and research achievements in data integration, ODBMS and middleware technologies for own applications
  • Acquiring know-how of System Wide Information Management and FRIEND as soon as possible.

Example applications:

  • Developing SWIM applications based on FRIEND

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic Developer Partner

Network Supplier for Aviation

Benefits:

  • Adding network layer
  • Proving security of network

Example applications:

  • Using FRIEND to develop network management applications

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic Developer Partner

Telecommunication Company

Benefits:

  • Participating in Research & Development of the open source ODBMS which will provide state of the art ODBMS features
  • Participating in Research & Development of the geographical components in the ODBMS (spatial data modeling, spatial queries, indexing of spatial data, etc.) to enhance network management applications
  • Developing database applications based on the high quality open source ODBMS (freely available source code, no risk of vendor lock-in)
  • Developing software applications for the personal machine of the future (handy, clothes, face recognition, health monitoring, etc.) based on the ODBMS technology
  • Developing SWIM applications based on the open source project FRIEND (freely available source code, no risk of vendor lock-in)
  • Enabling SWIM within own organizations as soon as possible

Example applications:

  • Using ODBMS to develop network management system (NMS) applications
  • Using FRIEND to enable SWIM within own company

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic Developer Partner


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