Albatross: open source Air Traffic Control software
The Swiss company SkySoft has launched an open source community Air Traffic Control (ATC) project named Albatross. The first free application will be Albatross Display, an open source Air Traffic Controller environment. Albatross Display is expected to be released towards the end of June, under the GPL license. An enterprise version based on Albatross Display will also be produced, tested, certified and come with full professional support towards the end of the year, under the name of OpenSky Visual.
A new open source Radar Data Processing System and Flight Data Processing system are planned for 2010. The projects ultimate goal is to provide small and medium size airport operations with options "under very attractive conditions". According to the SkySoft press release, the German Air Traffic Control (DFS - Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) has already expressed interest in the project.