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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Airbus Assists With ATM In China

Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with air traffic management (ATM) authorities in China to cooperate on the introduction of ATM technologies and best practices to that country.

According to the MoU signed by Airbus and the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Airbus will assist ATMB with implementation of new ATM technologies and best practices, and will share its experience in Europe for the development of future ATM systems in China.

The MoU is signed by Wang Liya, director general of ATMB and Eric Stefanello, Airbus senior vice president in charge of ATM.

Within the MoU framework, Airbus will support ATMB in advanced R&D, validation and deployment of new ATM technologies and training. Airbus also will act as a coordinator of extended expertise from companies including Quovadis, an Airbus subsidiary; Cassidian, an EADS company; and German air navigation service provider Deutsche Flugsicherung.

Airbus will support ATMB in 16 potential areas of cooperation identified by ATMB, including R&D, concept and technology validation, support to deployment, airspace design and training. As the first step, five projects will be implemented in the 2010-2012 period.
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