California, USA, 31 May 2007: ESRI has announced the availability of Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS-Aeronautical Solution, tools and functionality to manage aeronautical information and produce database driven charts.
This new version of the software supports the aeronautical information exchange model (AIXM), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
ESRI’s PLTS Aeronautical Solution combines data management tools, database models, aeronautical symbols and styles, cartographic utilities, and workflow management components, enabling a streamlined information centric production environment. PLTS is completely database driven and the features on multiple charts or products exist as one collection of objects in the database instead of stand-alone graphics.
The software is configured to support the U.S. defense specifications for Enroute and Area Arrival Charts Depicting Terrain Data (AACDTD) as well as AIXM-based Eurocontrol charts.
New functionality includes:
The PLTS solution is built on ESRI’s ArcGIS providing a serviceoriented architecture(SOA) framework and server capability. The open system is extendable to interoperate with Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) tools/Procedures for Air Navigation Services Aircraft Operations (PANSOPS) and Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) applications.