The upgrade of the ECCAIRS platform for the analysis of air transport accident rates developed by Softeco Sismat, which the EU Commission has decided to entrust to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), starts. A qualitative leap that will still have the digital company of the TerniEnergia Group as its protagonist, which has won the tender announced by the Cologne management of EASA for the development of a new platform based on the refactoring of the previous system and which will be called ECCAIRS 2.0 ( E2).
The group formed by Softeco and Fincons S.p.A., an international IT consulting company, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the new platform that will be called ECCAIRS 2.0 (in short E2). The three-year contract work frame (2019-2021) provides for the assignment of the work to three different groups, for a total amount of Euro 3.5 million.
Softeco Sismat has developed, since 1995, the original ECCAIRS platform, a solution composed of different applications, with advanced features designed to assist national and European transport organizations in collecting, sharing and analyzing their security information in order to improve the safety of civil air transport, under the aegis of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of Ispra (VA).
E2 will be a cloud-based solution with two central databases (one for ADREP and one for SRIS), without local installations. Within these virtualized central databases, there will be a strict separation between different entities (local authority environment). E2 will provide powerful application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow external systems to collect records, potentially modifying them and returning them to the system at any stage of the record lifecycle. The API must also allow external systems to update and retrieve master data. E2 will be fully based on open source solutions, available to guarantee complete portability to international aeronautical authorities or industries (subject to the ICAO agreement). E2 will benefit from new technologies to improve the user experience (performance, usability …).