System Wide Information Management (SWIM)1 is an enabler that could fulfil the vision of seamless information exchange among various aviation stakeholders. It is seen as the digital backbone of large-scale modernization programs such as the US FAA’s NextGen and Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) initiatives. Information exchange via SWIM is also intended to promote a high degree of inter-operability among the modernization programs of the US, Europe and Japan. In line with these developments, there is a renewed interest in the possibility of a similar region-wide information sharing facility in the ASEAN region.

In this project, we understand the challenges of information sharing in the ASEAN context; examine the granularity of data to be shared; quantitatively identify the scale of the network-wide benefits when relevant information is shared among autonomous ANSPs; and develop incentive prescriptions or revenue models that promote information sharing among the different stakeholders.

1SWIM consists of standards, infrastructure and governance enabling the management of ATM information and its exchange between qualified parties via interoperable services.