Commercial

Sensis in China

By Tish Drake | October 30, 2007

China will deploy Sensis Corp.’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, both located in central China. Sensis, Syracuse, N.Y., said the Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China will trial test 1090 ADS-B for use by commercial aircraft in preparation for future nationwide ADS-B deployment. Sensis partnered with Aviation Data Communication Corporation (ADCC) to test the technology and to develop the implementation path for a future nationwide rollout. At 11,311 feet, Jiuzhai Airport is one of the highest tableland airports in the world and is surrounded by mountains that can limit pilots' ability to see and avoid other aircraft. At Jiuzhai, ADS-B will provide an improved view of air traffic as well as important flight parameters to enhance conflict avoidance capability. Chengdu Airport is an important aviation hub and distribution center of passengers and cargo for the southwest region. At Chengdu, ADS-B will assist with the high volume of air traffic by enabling aircraft to transmit their location and identification data to other aircraft and air traffic controllers, allowing for enhanced capacity, safety and efficiency.

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