Thales Opens New World-class ATM Service Centre in Mexico
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Jan 25, 2024

Thales Opens New World-class ATM Service Centre in Mexico

  • The Mexican ATM Service Centre is Thales' second in Latin America and will be focused on providing end-to-end solutions

Thales, a global leader in advanced technologies for Defence and Security, Aerospace, Space and Digital Identity and Security, today announced the opening of its Air Traffic Management (ATM) Service Centre in Mexico. While the first centre, located in Brazil focuses on radars, this new one will oversee all air traffic management projects in the country and support the expansion of ATM services in Latin America.

With the establishment of this new ATM Service Centre, Thales aims to enhance its support capabilities for customers in Mexico and other Latin American countries, ensuring a swifter, more optimized, and efficient service delivery due to aligned operational hours. The range of services provided includes technical support, on-site surveys, spare parts provisioning, training programs, cybersecurity services, modernization of centers and sites, and, in the medium term, spearheading new air traffic management initiatives in the region from its base in Mexico.

The opening of this new centre in the country reflects the importance of Mexico for Thales, and also reinforces the talent, training and excellence of Mexican engineers, who have collaborated in international cutting-edge projects and in the installation of Air Traffic Control Centres. We are confident that we will be able to replicate these and other activities in the region. It also reinforces our strong relationship with SENEAM, with whom we will strengthen our local services", said Nadia Gonzalez, Thales Vice President for Latin America and General Manager of Thales in Mexico.

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This centre will serve countries such as Jamaica, Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Chile, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, countries where Thales already has a history as a strategic partner. In addition, Thales seeks to double the size, hire more specialists and increase the number of services to offer our customers.

Similarly, through this site, technical and software development will be carried out to create a technological advance in training and education, and above all, knowledge will be transferred to Mexican engineers. With this, Thales will be able to offer a catalogue of services to strengthen the competencies of project activities led locally. Thales will also be implementing air traffic control and air traffic controller training platforms. And in the longer term, Thales plans to develop airport messaging solutions.

Jerome Copin, Competency Centre Director of Airspace Mobility Solutions at Thales in Mexico, said: "The opening of the Center represents a multiple investment for us because, in addition to the strategic decision to transfer activities and know-how from France to Mexico, we have recruited locally talented Mexican engineers who have received excellent training. On the other hand, there is a technological investment in the form of traffic control system platforms and the training of air traffic controllers in local facilities"