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Who uses Aeronautical Solution?

Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Users
Aeronautical Solution offers specialized high volume aeronautical data management and production tools. These capabilities allow the AIM user community to produce and maintain high-quality international specification compliant products with a significant amount of automation.

Airports and Airport Consultant Users
Aeronautical Solution with the Airports GIS Package provides a suite of tailored GIS tools and templates for airport infrastructure data management. By using Aeronautical Solution, airports can efficiently manage, QC, and analyze their GIS data using automated airport toolsets.

What are the various data models available in Aeronautical Solution?

Aeronautical Solution 10.1 supports the Aeronautical Information System (AIS) data model which is Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) compliant. The AIS is fully extensible to meet the needs of individual users.

Aeronautical Solution 10.1 also supports an airports geodatabase model based on the FAA’s AC 150/5300-18B specification. This data model integrates an applicable schema for airports around the world to manage their GIS data.

What do I get when I license Aeronautical Solution?

Aeronautical Solution is bundled with components for data quality control, cartographic product generation, and workflow management for both AIM and airport users. It also includes a complete workflow tutorial and a sample database. Optional services are available that can be customized to your organization's needs.

Do I need to purchase other Esri software to run Aeronautical Solution?

Yes. Aeronautical Solution operates directly and dependently with Esri's core software. Please refer to the System Requirements for further information.

How is Aeronautical Solution licensed?

Aeronautical Solution follows the same licensing model as ArcGIS, with key codes for concurrent use licensing and registration numbers for single use licensing.

Are training courses available for Aeronautical Solution?

Yes. Training courses are offered through Esri's Learning Center or at any appropriately equipped customer site. Training be given to key staff who will be using these tools. Course descriptions can be found online for the introductory class or the configuration class. Customized training is also available. Please visit Esri Training for further details.

What kind of support is available for Aeronautical Solution?

Technical support is available with the initial software purchase and for those on maintenance. Esri also can configure and implement the software at your organization. Additional support is available on the Support site.

Can I install the current version of Aeronautical Solution on UNIX?

No. Esri Aeronautical Solution runs on ArcGIS for Desktop, which is not available for UNIX.

Is Aeronautical Solution customizable?

Yes. For AIM users, Aeronautical Solution provides a number of templates and workflows that can be customized to meet an organization's needs. New symbols and styles can be developed based on chart requirements. Tools and techniques from the configuration class will be useful in accomplishing any customization needs. The Aeronautical Information System (AIS) production procedures, available through Aeronautical Solution Help, provide additional support for defining and configuring the system based on an organization's specifications.

For airport and airport consultant users the Airports GIS package provides airport-specific templates and workflows that can be extended and customized to meet an organization’s unique business requirements. The package also includes an extensive data quality rule base that can be easily tailored to meet an organization’s data quality objectives.

Can I use the current version of Aeronautical Solution with an older version of ArcGIS?

No. To install and function correctly, the versions must match. For example, Aeronautical Solution 10.1 only works with ArcGIS 10.1.