ATM Modernization, Commercial

Thales Delivers ATM System to Bahrain

By Tish Drake | May 29, 2012
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Thales delivered its TopSky air traffic management (ATM) system to the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), the company announced Monday.

The system, which was delivered after an 18-month development period, includes automation system located at the BCAA control center including dual Area Control Centers (ACC) and dual Approach (APP) controller positions; and a complete ATM system in the two control towers on the Bahrain International Airport. Thales also provided the TopSky-ATC simulator with Exercise Editor (EED) for the training of BCAA staff as well as an information display System (or Information System Services), an added functionality which gives air traffic controllers access to a wide range of support functions such as meteorological info, Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs), and web portals, all accessible on controller’s screens.

The BCAA is responsible for providing air navigation services to airspace users of the Bahrain Flight Information Region (FIR) and Bahrain International Airport.

“In striving to build a world class air traffic network in the Middle East, key clients such as the BCAA are creating a cutting edge air transport market. The strength of the partnerships we are forging and in-roads we are making in this region is once again demonstrated by The BCAA’s selection of our state of the art TopSky-ATC solution. As the TopSky-ATC solution is brought online we can all say we are very proud of this latest success, which further consolidates our position as a key player in the Middle East and world leader in air traffic management," said Remi Gille, Thales vice president and head of air traffic management.

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