SWIM consists of Standards, Infrastructure and Governance enabling the management of ANS related information and its exchange between qualified parties via interoperable services. GANP ASBU B2-SWIM (2025-2030), as a primary ICAO technical work program on information management to increase Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency, defines SWIM services (applications and infrastructure) and its implementation framework, building an aviation intranet based standard data models and internet-based protocols to achieve interoperability.
The ICAO Information Management Panel (IMP) established in 2015 taking global and harmonized interoperable approach is developing concepts on effective implementation of SWIM for information management including information exchange formats for use within the Air Navigation System. The Information Management Panel (IMP) updated the agreed definition of SWIM Region to:
"A geographical area in which a group of States and/or ATM stakeholders has agreed upon common regional governance in support of system wide information management implementation".
Note: A SWIM region can be an ICAO region or any other community of interest agreeing on common governance.
The APAC SWIM Task Force established in 2016 is developing regional guidance on SWIM implementation in the APAC Region in align with ICAO global strategy. In order to assist member States and other stakeholders in further understanding SWIM and its implementation requirements, ICAO APAC is progressively loading SWIM reference and education material to the APAC-SWIM site of the ICAO Secure Portal.
Member States and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide well developed education materials.