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AIXM 5.1 - Data sources (XML)

Last modified by EDUARD POROSNICU on 2018/01/11 15:10

The purpose of this page is to make available sample AIXM 5.1 data and also to provide links towards external AIXM 5 data sources.

If there are other data sources that you consider useful to announce here, please send an e-mail to and we will do the necessary! 

[Live] European AIS Database (EAD)

Starting with Release 9 (November 2014), EAD can provide data in AIXM 5.1 format. This data is the result of automatic conversion of the EAD/SDO AIXM 4.5 data and therefore it is limited to the current AIXM 4.5 scope and data encoding possibilities. A minimum data set (points, navaids, routes, airports, runways, airspace, etc.) is available for world-wide. For the area of fully migrated States, a larger data set is available.

The AIXM 5.1 data is directly available to all EAD Data Users who have signed the EAD User Agreement.

Sample AIXM 5.1 exports can be made available on request for evaluation purpose. The provision of such sample data requires the signature of a Test AIXM 5.1 Data User Agreement (free of charge).

[Live] Eurocontrol NM/CACD B2B service

The Eurocontrol Network Manager B2B service provides Airspace, Route, Navaids, Designated Points, AirportHeliport data coded in AIXM 5.1 from the CACD database. If you want to have further information about this service, please use this  request for information form. If you would like to get access to this service, please fill in the request for NM services form

[Live] FAA (USA) NAS-R data

The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) web site makes available a part of the 56 Day NASR Subscription Files in AIXM 5.1 format. This includes airport, route, navaid and other data. The home page gives access to the data for the current data and also to past data sets.

[Live] FAA (USA) Airport mapping data

Airport mapping data sets for some major airports are available in AIXM 5.1 format (and also in .shp format) on the following Web site:

[Live] AENA (Spain) Obstacle Data

AENA is currently publishing the Area 1 and the AD obstacle data sets in digital format. One of these formats is AIXM 5.1, see the files available on their  AIS Web site Warning: The AENA AIXM 5.1 obstacle files are invalid against the AIXM 5.1 schema, due to a number of minor issues. These issues are known to AENA and will be solved soon. 

[Live] LGS (Latvia) Obstacle Data

Latvia obstacle data in AIXM 5.1 format are available operationally. Please contact LGS Latvia for details, by e-mail to

[Sample] Latvia (LGS)

For demo purpose only, not to be used operationally!

A sample AIXM 5.1 data set, provided by AIS Latvia (LGS). Includes procedures at AD EVRA (Riga), airspace and obstacle data in Riga FIR. Last updated 05 Aug 2012.

[Sample] Thales and DSNA/SIA (France)

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use!

A sample AIXM5.1 data set provided by Thales and DSNA/SIA containing French aerodromes and French runways.
The data provided are issued from operational AIXM 4.5 data (coming from the French AIM system NOPIA) converted to AIXM 5.1 by Thales AIXM5 database TopSky-AIXM. Eurocontrol rules for AIXM4.5 to AIXM 5.1 mapping have been applied in the conversion process. The data are also currently used in various SESAR projects.


[Sample] Skyguide (Switzerland) Data

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use! 

This zip file provided by skyguide contains sample AIXM 5.1 data for the features listed in this table. The file was updated in November 2013 an it now includes SID, STAR and Instrument Approach Procedure data, as visible on this chart: sample procedures.

Disclaimer: This sample data, provided by skyguide, is only intended for testing purposes. In no case this sample data may be used for operational use. skyguide does not provide any direct or implied warranty as to the correctness, completeness and/or comprehensiveness of the sample data and shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental and/or consequential damages, personal injury, death or any loss caused by the use of this sample data."

[Sample] Avinor (Norway)

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use! 

Avinor is currently developing an AIXM 5.1 data encoding capability and can provide initial AIXM 5.1 data samples. The data is made available on request, for evaluation, and cannot be used for any operational purpose. It cannot be re-distributed to third parties. Requests shall be addressed to Øystein Berg (oystein.ronny.berg @

[Sample] GCAA UAE (United Arab Emirates)

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use! 
AIXM 5.1 data sample effective on 31st of March, 2016) provided by GCAA for evaluation purpose. It includes many feature types - airport, airspace, routes and procedures, services, etc. The data cannot be used for any operational purpose. For inquiries, please contact Razvan Guleac (arazvan @

[Sample] Myanmar

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use! 
AIXM 5.1 data sample effective on 10th of November, 2016) provided by AIS Myanmar, for information purpose. It includes mainly data that appears in tabular form in the AIP - routes, airports, navaids, etc. The data cannot be used for any operational purpose. For inquiries, please contact aiso @

[Sample] COCESNA (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua)

AIXM 5.1 data sample provided by COCESNA, for information purpose. The data cannot be used for any operational purpose. For inquiries, please contact

[Sample] ESRI (old DAFIF Data)

For demonstration purpose only. Not for operational use! 

This zip file provided by Esri¿s ArcGIS for Aviation Solution contains sample AIXM 5.1 data for a very large number of AirportHeliport records. The file was generated with the ArcGIS for Data Interoperability extension for 10.2, using as source the last publicly available DAFIF data set of 2006. Therefore, the data is obviously not up-to-date. However, it might be interesting for those who are looking for a very large data set, the equivalent of all airports world-wide. For further details, please contact Sean Grant, ESRI (sgrant @

[Example] Feature by feature

This section contains very simple examples - encodings of individual features

File Description 
[feature] AirportHeliport Extracted from the Donlon data set, just the EADH Heliport
[feature] OrganisationAuhtority 
[feature] VerticalStructure  A building with flag mast on the top, encoded as an obstacle with two parts - a polygon and a point
[feature] Airspace A simple CTR with a circular border
[data set] Airspace with GeoBorder A more complex Airspace example, including references to State borders
[feature] RuleProcedure Example of "custom requirements" encoded as XHTML
work in progress

[Example] Digital NOTAM Examples

Version 2.0 of the Digital NOTAM Specification is in preparation. The Digital NOTAM coding examples made available previously in this section of the wiki are outdated. Therefore, they have been removed. Coding examples for the scenarios contained in version 2.0 will be made available in the course of 2017.

[Example] Donlon data set

The "Donlon" data set provides fictitious data about a fictitious airport and its surrounding airspace, located somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic. It is derived from the similar content of the ICAO AIP Template (Doc 8126), complemented with additional data items (such as Runway/Taxiway Elements), to make it more realistic as AIXM data set.

In order to facilitate the maintenance process and to allow all interested parties to contribute, the Donlon data set is now maintained as an open project on GitHub, under the following location:

[Example] Donlon data service (WFS-TE)

This is a public demo WFS that uses the Donlon data set. It demonstrates the m-click AIXM temporality-enabled Web Feature Service (WFS-TE).

Description and service endpoint are available at:

[Example] Create your own example with Excel and XSLT!

Here you will find a simple tool (Excel based) that can help you create ad-hoc examples of an AIXM 5.1 features. Please pay attention that this is not intended for operational use. Just for creating examples of AIXM 5.1 encoded data for Airspace and Obstacles (other features might be added in future, if there is interest from the AIXM community). Please use the AIXM Forum if wish to provide feedback or to suggest improvements.

Obstacles (VerticalStructure)

Please download and unzip in a local folder the Excel for Vertical Structure(with macros) file. Then follow the embedded instructions (see the Word file) for the generating AIXM 5.1 samples of vertical structure data. The generation works in a single step, directly from Excel (2010 or later).


Please download and unzip in a local folder the Excel for Airspace (with macros) file. It works similar to the generation for VerticalStructure data, see the instructions embedded in that file. The generation is now in a single step, directly from Excel (2010 or later).

Created by EDUARD POROSNICU on 2010/04/08 13:50

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