Skip to main content

Manchester Barton FID Trial

The purpose of this trial is to test the Romeo5 (R5) FID interface and display developed by DataBeacon with a live data (but non operational) environment. The current design of R5 has been developed and approved by various human factors experts and is now being deployed at several airfields. As Barton AFISOs are familiar with using an approved FID, the feedback you provide during this trial will be valuable to the further development of the Romeo5 FID as a fully assured, managed and compliant product.

Data displayed on the Romeo5 FID is supplied by uAvionix’s Flightline surveillance network over the internet, and the trial will further provide an opportunity for feedback on the reliability and integrity of the data from Flightline. Romeo5 can however work with any surveillance data feed, including a direct connection to a local ADS-B antenna.

The trial consists of the following two stages:

Trial Phase 1 – Romeo5 Web (2-3 weeks): This will provide Barton with access to the web based interface of the FID, allowing periodic review of live traffic at any time, giving opportunity to compare with the existing approved VRS based FID.

Trial Phase 2 – Romeo5 Physical device: A physical FID will be set up as a permanent installation, which simulates the final FID product with hardware provided, giving additional opportunity for further periodic review.


Do not distribute this trial outside Manchester Barton airport personnel.

Information for the user

  1. Click on “EGCB” to display 2 default zooms (click once, first zoom; click again, second zoom).

  2. The vertical filter in the lower bar allows you to view traffic at or below the selected altitude level (in hundreds of feet). It’s advisable to add a buffer of 030 (3000 ft) to the desired altitude.

  3. Keep the QNH updated so that it is possible to see the altitude corrected by QNH on the second line of the target label: A in hundreds of feet or F for flight level, as per CAA regulation. The Transition Level (TL) adjusts automatically to the QNH.

  4. The third line of the label displays the squawk and the Ground Speed (G) in KTs.

  5. Below the North symbol, the map layers button allows to display different map options at ease.