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ASBU for Future

Working towards an innovative future, by valuing the past

We are an innovative company that focuses on supporting the aviation industry in managing the implementation of the Aviation System Block Upgrades as described in the Global Air Navigation Plan of the International Civil Aviation Organization. 

Experienced and enthusiastic

We are a company that focuses its efforts on helping the aviation industry to manage the implementation of the Aviation System Block Upgrades. Our team has spent decades in the aviation business - we have the vision and expertise to guide stakeholders in adopting new concepts and/or enhancing current implementations. 


We put knowledge in our top priorities, and we make sure it is shared both with our costumers and between us as a team. Our team members are between 25 and 65 years old - the expertise, know-how and proven competency  one the one side, together with the enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility of the future professionals one the other side, make up an unique and complete team.

Change drivers

We believe that the future should be driven by constantly looking for innovative solutions to emerging needs. ICAO ASBU Concept does this by indicating a guideline on how the aviation system of the future should look like. Now it’s up to the stakeholders to put it into practice and find the right solutions. And this is where we come in to support our customers.


Our mission is to support the aviation of tomorrow using our experience in solving the real challenges of today. Having always the future in our minds, ASBU for Future invests in people. By sharing the experience of aviation specialists with the enthusiasm of young aviation professionals, we work towards an innovative future by valuing the past.


We aim at becoming a trusted partner when dealing with projects involving concepts and requirements laid down by the industry. Our vision is to grow a distinctive professional community, where professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and determination is constantly shared among experienced and young professionals. All for a better future! 


  • Drive Changes 
  • Be Creative, Courageous and Open-Minded

  • Learn continuously

  • Share your Experience with others

  • Build Relationships based on Trust

  • Be Honest, Passionate and Determined

Research, Study, Concept Definition, Implementation Support


ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades - Implementation Support

Following and implementing the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU), while an exceptional initiative, comes with its difficulties. Because every current aviation system is unique, stakeholders will have to create future solutions that take into account individual situations. They will have to use wisely their current capabilities and will need to overcome eventual limitations. To address this, A4F offers consultancy, study & conceptual assessments, research and implementation support activities. The purpose is to find the best way in which the local uniqueness of the elements touched by ASBU can gradually move to the globally envisioned state.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has come to support air navigation service providers by delivering a road map to assist them in the development of harmonized strategic plans and investment decisions. This long term vision on global aviation harmonization is contained in the Aviation System Block Upgrades (Global Air Navigation Plan – GANP Doc 9750-AN/963 )

AIS to AIM towards SWIM - Transition support

A4F has decades of experience in this now challenging area. We have worked with AIS, AIM and SWIM principles and know what are the transition implications that an organization might encounter when starting a shift from of AIS to AIM, while abiding to the SWIM concept. Therefore, we can provide guidance and support activities in form of studies, research and concept development to align current aeronautical information management systems to the globally envisioned standardized and inter-operable network of the future.

Given the paradigm shift started by the airlines a long time ago  - the move from paper to a digital environment - states encounter challenges in the way in which their Aeronautical Information Service Provider works. Two important related milestones have been internationally promoted and moved forward: the jump to Aeronautical Information Management and the System Wide Information Management concept.

Aeronautical Data - Complete Data Chain support

Humans, systems and processes developed in the previous century need to adapt in order to comply with present stringent requirements. A4F can guide your organization through the process of proper handling aeronautical data along the complete data chain by following known ICAO SARPs, EU and national regulations, and industry standards. The guidance shall allow you to obtain compliance certifications or acceptance from your responsible authority.

Aviation has always been dependent on data, but never before the quality of this data has played such a critical role in the cockpit and on ground. From origination until usage in the avionics systems, aeronautical data and information need to be carefully managed and transmitted so that flight safety is not compromised. Although the process sounds simple and self-explanatory, it is not an easy target to achieve.

Aeronautical Regulation - Compliance Support

Because of its overall specialization in Aeronautical Data Use, related workflows and visualization requirements in the ATM and AIM environment, A4F can offer compliance support and guidance materials for the following regulations:

  • (EU) 2017/373, common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight,
  • RTCA DO-200B / EUROCAE ED-76A Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data.

In order to ensure smooth, efficient and safe traffic, international, European and national authorities have developed regulatory frames such that every participating actor is aware of what to do and to expect when operating in this environment. 

Performance Based Navigation - Data compliance support

The implementation foundation behind the Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) concept is the advancement of both avionic and ground equipment technology. Within PBN, both are now more dependent on the quality of the data they operate with. By understanding the concept and its implementation implications, A4F offers support in the study and development of concepts which should be followed by organizations in order to be compliant with ICAO's PBN approach.

Implementation of PBN represents the highest air navigation priority of the aviation community of today and of the future. The PBN concept brings significant benefits including improved safety, increased airspace capacity and airport accessibility together with more efficient operations and reduced environmental impact. By publishing a State PBN Implementation Plan many States have already committed to implement PBN and even started to redesign en-route and terminal airspace on the basis of the concept. 

European Funding - Application support

INEA CEF Transport call is only one of the many possibilities to obtain support from the European Union in order to finance/co-finance investments in the aviation industry. As every financing mechanism using public money, the application process implies an extensive bureaucratic work. A4F has the experience and know-how that can ease the work required, by supporting our clients in the application process.

Aviation is one of the industries where major changes need, besides extensive time, significant financial investments. The European Commission comes in support of the industry through its Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), created in 2006. Among the existent programs, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is the funding instrument undertaking the European transport infrastructure policy. It aims at supporting investments towards building a new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one.


Expertise is the root of progress

Knowledge network


Our times are dominated by huge quantities of data & information. Despite that, it is not always easy to find the right people that can combine their knowledge and experience in a way that can make order. The people we are talking about are the ones that have the information, know exactly where it fits and know how to use it. In all domains and especially in high risk sensitive ones which also have a commercial facade such as aviation, searching and cultivating such people becomes crucial. This is simply because of the efficiency and in the same time, quality of their generated results.

ASBU for Future GmbH is a company that promotes these people in all its endeavours. We built a network of people, each able to create valuable work in its activity domain, and we put this at our clients disposal. 

Knowledge network

Areas of expertise

Our Knowledge Network comprises know how and competence in the following areas:

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Aeronautical Information Services & Management
  • Aeronautical Charting
  • AIXM 4.5, 5.1, ARINC 424, 816
  • System Wide Information Management
  • Aeronautical Message Handling Services
  • Flight planning
  • ATS inter-facility data communication
  • Safety and Security

Knowledge network


The ASBU for Future founder has decades of entrepreneurial experience working in the aviation industry and government organizations. Some of these organizations are ICAO, CANSO, Eurocontrol, RTCA, AEEC and military organisations. He has mapped new requirements into products for the ATM, AIS/AIM, AMHS, AIDC/OLDI, and SWIM market worldwide, with a spacial focus on SWIM in the military environment. He is the one that introduced the European AIS Database & Service concept. Products developed by this approach are used today in more than 30 countries.

 In ICAO, he was involved in the following activities:

  • the Business and Financial Concept for the African Centralized AIS Database and for the Middle East AIS Database
  • the concept and organization of the ICAO Aeronautical Charting Manual (Doc 8697) update
  • the production and production of the performance based navigation charts (GNSS, SBAS, GBAS and helicopter PINS instrument and departure procedures) for the ICAO Instrument Flight Procedure Panel and subsequent usage in the ICAO Charting Manual
  • the paradigm shift support for the AIS to AIM concept
  • the introduction of the data centric concept by the ICAO AIS-AIM Study Group - the focus was on the uninterrupted electronic aeronautical data chain
  • the support to introduce a PANS AIM.
  • the ICAO data catalogue for the first issue of PANS AIM
  • the strengthening of aeronautical data origination in the new Annex 15

Collaboration makes us better

In the process of translating our ideas into services and products that create value for our customers, we work closely with professional institutions, companies, and we do our best to keep up with the world by participating actively in aviation events . 

Partners & Memberships

A4F Services

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International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Associations

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European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment

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Der Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie (BDLI)

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Global AIM Virtual 2021 and Virtual Exhibition

24 - 25 May 2021

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Global AIM Warsaw 2020 and Exhibition

25 - 27 May 2021, Warsaw, Poland

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The Fifteenth Meeting of the ICAO Aeronautical Information Services Aeronautical Information Management Implementation Task Force (AAITF/15)

01 - 05 June 2020, Bangkok, Thailand - virtual

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Global AIM Warsaw 2020 and Exhibition

26 - 28 May 2020, Warsaw, Poland

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World ATM Congress - international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference

10 - 12 March 2020, Madrid, Spain

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Global AIM Tunis 2019 and Exhibition

11 - 13 June 2019, Tunis, Tunisia

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The Fourteenth Meeting of the ICAO Aeronautical Information Services Aeronautical Information Management Implementation Task Force (AAITF/14)

20 - 24 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

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ICAO South America PANS-AIM Seminar

14 – 16 November 2018, Lima, Peru

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ICAO Asia/Pacific Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Transition Workshop

22 – 24 October 2018, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji

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ICAO Thirteenth Air Navigation Conference (ANC/13)

9 - 19 October 2018, Montréal, Canada

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ICAO AFI Plan Seminar for Assessment and Development of QMS applied to AIM in AFI States

13 - 17 August 2018, Neirobi, Kenya

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ICAO Interregional EUR/MID Workshop on PANS-AIM

10 - 12 July 2018, Paris, France 

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IFAIMA Global AIM 2018

22 - 24 May 2018, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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World ATM Congress - international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference

06 - 08 March 2018, Madrid, Spain

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Second Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium (GANIS/2) and First Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium (SANIS/1)

11 - 15 December 2017, Montreal, Canada

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Interregional APAC/EUR/MID Workshop on "Service improvement through integration of AIM, MET and ATM Information Services"

2-4 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and EUROCONTROL are hosting Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC 2017) 

5 -6 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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IFAIMA Global AIM 2016

17 - 18 May 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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 "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin

The best way to prepare for the future is to create it.

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We build a network of people, each able to create valuable work in its activity domain and we put this at our clients disposal. We put together the young generation with the experienced professionals, creating this way an ideal team: experienced, innovative, flexible and open. If you want to be part of our team, please feel free to contact us.

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ASBU for Future GmbH
Römerstrasse 17
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen / Germany

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Römerstrasse 17
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen / Germany


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