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Friday, April 29, 2016

Dutch Ministry of Defense Upgrades to ATIS to Support Air Traffic Growth

Juliet Van Wagenen

Photo: Schneider Electric

[Avionics Today 04-29-2016] The Dutch Ministry of Defense selected Schneider Electric’s MetConsole Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) to support its Regional Flight Information System (REFIS). The software-centric ATIS solution will provide the ministry’s REFIS with automated flight traffic information that aims to increase the safety and reliability of its system.

Due to the growth in air traffic, the ministry is turning to automated flight traffic information in order to streamline the delivery of flight information. Currently, air traffic must contact the Air Reporting Squadron (ARS) in order to attain up-to-the-minute flight information, a process that lacks efficiency. Schneider’s system will provide increased efficiency due to automatic, continuous voice and data flow as well as the ability to customize the system for specific local needs, among other capabilities.

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