ATM Modernization, Commercial

Thales to Supply ATM Systems in Turkmenistan

By Tish Drake | March 16, 2012
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Thales has been awarded a contract by the TURKMENHOWAYOLLARY State Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) to supply, install and commission its TopSky Air Traffic Management system at the Ashgabat International Airport in Turkemistan.

As prime contractor, Thales will also ensure the integration of a series of complementary Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) equipment. The contract, which will modernize the airport's current Navigation Surveillance and Air Traffic Management capabilities, will enhance safety and efficiency in the Turkmenistan airspace whilst reinforcing the economic development of the country, according to Thales. In addition, Thales will provide training for Turkmenistan’s State Civil Aviation Department, including controller qualification courses and technical training courses.

“Thales is proud to participate in the modernization of Turkmenistan’s ATM and ATC systems while the country is strongly engaged in the development of airport facilities. For nearly 20 years, Thales has been accompanying the development of Turkmenistan’s airport facilities. A trustworthy supplier for the Turkmen civil aviation authority, Thales is keen to continue to bring to Turkmenistan its cutting-edge systems to keep its sky safe. Today, we’re proud to participate in the modernization of Ashgabat ATM systems, which will enable the Ashgabat center to improve coordination with neighboring countries’ centers," said Remi Gille, Thales vice president, Air Traffic Management.

Earlier this month, Thales was selected by Aruba to deploy the TopSky system at the Orangestaadt “Queen Beatrix International” Airport. More

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