Monday, November 14, 2011
Raytheon to Provide ATM Systems in Dubai
Raytheon will deploy its air traffic management systems in Dubai, the company announced Monday. The company’s next-generation ATM system, AutoTrac III (AT3), installed at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport, is scheduled to be operational next year.
“Raytheon’s next generation ATM automation system provides a high-performance, cost-effective solution for the world’s rapidly growing air traffic demands,” said Stephen DuMont, director of International ATM for Raytheon Network Centric Systems. “The system contains some of the most advanced surveillance and flight data processing systems available today, and we are extremely pleased that our partnership with Dubai Aviation City Corporation Engineering Projects and Dubai Air Navigation Services will give Dubai one of the world’s most modern ATM systems to safely and efficiently meet its ambitious aviation growth plans.”
Raytheon’s AT3 system will provide air traffic control automation for the Dubai terminal airspace and provide approach control services for Al Maktoum International, Dubai International, Sharjah International, and Al Minhad Airbase. The system will also support tower operations at the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airports. The AT3 system installed in Dubai includes advanced safety and efficiency features, such as multi-radar tracking capabilities, advanced flight data processing, advanced safety net functions, online data interchange, arrival and departure management, and electronic flight strips. The technology presents information to the controller in a coherent, integrated fashion on a situation display. This information includes flight, surveillance, aeronautical and meteorological data, enabling the controller to make timely and efficient decisions to expedite the flow of air traffic.