ATM Modernization

New Zealand to Deploy New ADS-B Network

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 5, 2016


[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] New Zealand Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Airways New Zealand has selected Thales to deploy a nationwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) network. Thales will add ADS-B ground stations to 28 locations throughout New Zealand with a focus on areas with limited radar coverage, such as Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and much of the South Island’s west coast.
 
 
Airways New Zealand air traffic control tower. Photo: Airways New Zealand.
 

The announcement for the new ADS-B network comes amid significant air passenger traffic growth in New Zealand, which is expected to surpass 4.5 million air transport passengers annually by 2022, according to Thales.  

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