Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract worth around 8 million Euros by
the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) to develop the New Hanoi Air Traffic Control
The contract, which will last 19 months, will see Selex ES providing an Air Traffic Management
automation system and associated systems. This will include the supply of an Area Control Centre
system (ACC) equipped with operator consoles, a simulator and a test and evaluation system. It will
also include the complete automation of two control towers, one at Noi Bai (Hanoi International
Airport) and one at Cat Bi.
The area control centre and the control towers will also be equipped with Selex ES’s AMAN/DMAN
(Arrival MANager/Departure MANager) tool which will allow a better management of arrivals and
departures and will help operators supply ATC services even when Vietnam’s air traffic density
increases. The agreement also comprises eight video wall positions, installed into other VATM remote
Selex ES will also provide relevant services for the installation, including the testing and setting up of
The proposed system architecture incorporates a high level of modularity, enabling it to meet the more
advanced requirements of a modern ATM system. It is designed to provide ATC (Air Traffic Control)
services continuously, 24hours/day, 365 days/year, with a high degree of reliability. Moreover, the
system has the potential for further upgrade by the VATM in the framework of future projects.
The new air control centre system will be able to be easily integrated with Selex ES’s existing ATC
systems that are already operational in the Noi Bai Airport, allowing the creation of a completely
integrated air traffic control scenario.
Source: Selex ES
Date: May 1, 2013