Taiwan Inaugurates Next Generation ATM SystemThe recent operational success of one of the world's most advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems has been formalised with the inauguration of Taiwan's new ATMAS system, delivered by Thales Australia.
Taiwan's next generation Eurocat system provides a vastly superior capability to Taiwan's Air Navigation & Weather Services (ANWS) than previous technologies, with high levels of safety, efficiency, performance and contingency.
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It includes the newest Thales Multi Sensor Tracking System (MSTS), which fuses the data from all available types of surveillance sensors, including advanced filtering and surveillance tracking, to provide the most accurate aircraft tracker system available in the world today.
This very precise functionality will provide ANWS - Taiwan's Air Navigation Service Provider - with increased capacity capabilities, optimisation of air routes and improved safety via the optimal tracking of all aircraft in Taiwanese airspace.
The Eurocat system, together with an integrated Thales Aeronautical Information System and a Digital Voice Control System, was supplied to ANWS as part of the Air Traffic Management Automation System (ATMAS) program awarded to Thales in 2006.
Jean-Louis Moraud, Thales Taiwan CEO, said: "Taiwan's new ATM system is one of the most advanced in the world. This cutting edge technology contains a high level of future proofing, plus mission critical technology that will help ANWS manage significant growth in regional air traffic over the coming years."
Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia CEO, said: "Our long term investment in our facility in Melbourne, Australia, has created a global centre of excellence that is ideally suited to working closely with customers to deliver safe, cost-effective and highly innovative ATM systems."
The deployment incorporates over 27 sites, including two main centres situated in the north of Taiwan and in Kaohsiung, as well as 11 remote towers and various remote radio and flight information sites located in Taiwan and surrounding islands. The system also includes simulators, a development environment and an aviation training system.
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Source : Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)