Icao Sadis Agreement

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working closely with various countries to implement the Standardized Aircraft Data Interface System (SADIS) since the late 1980s. SADIS is a data dissemination system that provides real-time aircraft position, weather, and other related information to air traffic control facilities.

In February 2019, ICAO and the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) signed a new agreement to extend the use of SADIS to all 179 EUROCONTROL member states. This agreement is expected to enhance air traffic management and improve flight safety across Europe.

The SADIS system is composed of a network of ground-based receiving stations that collect information from satellites, radars, and other sources. The data is then processed and disseminated to air traffic control centers and other subscribed users in real-time. This allows air traffic controllers to have a more accurate and up-to-date picture of aircraft movements and weather conditions in their airspace, leading to more efficient and safer air traffic management.

The extension of SADIS to EUROCONTROL member states is especially significant, as it will allow for greater cooperation and coordination between European air traffic control authorities. This will lead to a more seamless and efficient flow of air traffic across the continent, reducing delays and improving overall flight safety.

In addition, the use of SADIS can also benefit airlines and passengers by providing more accurate flight information, resulting in better planning and a smoother travel experience. With the implementation of this agreement, airlines will be able to provide more reliable and timely updates on flight status, ensuring passengers are kept informed at all times.

Overall, the ICAO-SADIS agreement is a significant step towards improving air traffic management and flight safety across Europe. The implementation of this system will lead to more efficient and coordinated air traffic control, benefiting both airlines and passengers alike.