ATCOM is a simple flight data handling system that allows production of flight strips. An ATCOM system consists of one or more terminals networked together with a printer and one or more Strip Printers such that a database of potential flights may be maintained, a timetable (“Mayfly”) may be printed and Flight Progress Strips produced.
ATCOM also works in conjunction with AFCOM, the AFTN program, such that Flight Plan data arriving by AFTN may be used to print a strip.
- Fully customisable strip layout
- Ability to bulk print strips to reduce ‘on the day’ controller load
- Ability to print strips automatically as flight plans arrive over AFTN
- Integration to AFTN via AFCOM
- In-built redundancy
The ATCOM network is made up of any number of workstations connected together but crucially without any of them acting as a ‘Server’. This affords every machine complete redundancy from the rest of the network and prevents complicated main /standby setup. In addition flight strip printers can be shared between workstations allowing redundancy and flexibility.