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Role of the handbook

The EUROCONTROL Specification for SWIM Service Description Edition 2.0 sets out a number of requirements to be met by a service description. It provides some basic examples to illustrate the requirements. However, the specification does not give much detail on how to satisfy the requirements.

This handbook gives guidance to help service description authors to satisfy the requirements.

The guidance contained in the handbook promotes the creation of better service descriptions. It will lead to greater harmonisation in the implementation of the specification.

Target audience

  • Service description authors

Structure of the handbook

The handbook is organised into key topics.

Introduction to the specification. This introduces the purpose and context for the specification and the role of service description. It gives an overview of the requirements in the specification.

Guidance on individual requirements. This provides support in order to satisfy the requirements contained in the specification.

Resources. This provides resources such as examples and a verification checklist.

FAQ. This includes the frequently asked questions and answers.

Full table of contents

SWIM Supporting Material
This site contains draft content for the next version of the supporting material for the EUROCONTROL SWIM specifications. The content is mature but is still subject to review, comment and change by the SWIM Community of Interest.

It is an evolution of the agreed and published content found on the SWIM Reference website.

If you are looking for the "official" versions of the supporting material, please go to the SWIM Reference website. 

The SWIM Service Description Handbook is advisory in nature. It is created and maintained by a community of interest and evolves over times as the community identifies new examples and good practices. To become a member of the community, please send an email to [email protected].

The handbook includes the requirements found in the Specification for SWIM Service Description. However, it does not replace the specification. Users of the handbook are advised to download the specification using the quick links above.

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