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 product EyeDB which will provide state of the art ODBMS features
  • Participating in Research & Development of the geographical components in EyeDB (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 product EyeDB (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 applications
  • Using FRIEND to enable SWIM within own company

Recommended Partnership Type: Strategic Developer Partner


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