Geospatial experts Laser-Scan are proud to announce that No.1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (AIDU) has chosen Laser-Scan technology to deliver its new air chart production system. AIDU produces the charts by which all aircraft in the skies over the UK navigate, from microlights to jumbo jets. The latest Laser-Scan technology will enable AIDU to run an advanced multi-product, multi-scale, multi-format system. The new addition will also enable the programming of aircraft and will be used on Eurofighters, Jaguars and Tornadoes. The production of many different charts over one area is vital for AIDU; following the installation of Laser-Scan’s high performance technology a single database will be used to derive as many charts as is necessary to meet operational requirements. AIDU will have a single seamless aeronautical database to serve all its products, no longer will each product have to be updated individually, a single change to the database will update all products. The system is also used to produce Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); instead of receiving NOTAMs for the whole country, pilots will now be able to request the NOTAMs for any specified area, allowing aircrew to identify important changes quickly and easily, thus improving safety and saving both time and money.
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