Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that it has successfully upgraded and expanded the Xian AeroTrac® system to support the new tower and parallel runway operation at Xian Xianyang airport in Northwest China. This upgrade has allowed Xian to become the ninth busiest airport in China and the first in Northwest China to feature parallel runway operations, greatly improving flow efficiency, capacity, and safety. “This allows the airport to host aircraft such as A380 and to increase airport capacity to 50 million passengers per year. Telephonics’ AeroTrac system has been an effective solution to support this growth and is being highly appreciated by the customer,” according to officials of Northwest China Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
“We are very pleased to actively participate in the growth of air transportation and the commerce it supports in China,” said Joseph Battaglia, President and CEO of Telephonics Corporation. “Our decades of safe and successful operation across China, coupled with our newest AeroTrac capabilities, affirm that Telephonics is a trusted, long-term partner of ATMB and CAAC.”
Telephonics’ air traffic control and air traffic management systems are widely used across the U.S., Europe, and China. Telephonics has been active in the aviation market in Asia since 1985 when it was awarded its first contract for an Air Traffic Control system at the Guangzhou International Airport. In 1995, Telephonics began installing its first AeroTrac ATM systems in China. Today, over twenty air traffic facilities across China use AeroTrac.
Source: Telephonics Corp.
Date: May 30, 2012