Fly2Plan - Enabling a new model aviation data system-of-systems seeks to develop a new model for aviation data exchange to allow new entrants in urban air mobility and autonomous operations to participate. By researching the use of modern and emerging internet technologies of public cloud infrastructure and distributed ledger technology, the decentralised operating models built over generations of pioneering aviation discovery can be preserved, whilst transforming operating resilience and costs for the community.

  • DatesNov 20 - Jan 22 (Phase II)
  • SponsorInnovate UK
  • Funded£245,352
  • PartnersOperations: Heathrow Airport, IAG, Consortiq, Altitude Angel, Cranfield University, NATS Technology: SITA, IBS, Snowflake Software, TEKTowr, Rockport Software Research: Oxford University, Cranfield University Product Management Office: Digital Catapult.

Fly2Plan vision is to develop a set of open-source Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technologies and platform that underpin all aspects of airport, ATM, UTM, flight and UAV operations based on distributed ledger technology such as Blockchain. * Digital Infrastructure: solution for the transformation of legacy systems into agile, on-cloud interoperable platforms, to enable secure plug-and-play interactions between partners in the ecosystem. * Digital Communication Systems: as digital data and voice communication systems mature in the ATC environment, a natural evolution to more data traffic and less voice will occur. Fy2Plan offers the tools in order to enable this transformation. * Viable, challenging, use cases: a variety of users will benefit from Fly2Plan technology: drone operators, traffic controllers, UTM platform providers, ANSPs, airlines, airports, military, baggage handling providers, ground handling providers

Progress update

Technical development of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in Hyperledger Fabric - DLT Governance - Set of Security Threats to the DLT and Anomaly detection of data - Machine Learning algorithms linked to the DLT data