ATM Modernization, Commercial

Thales to Modernize Cypriot ATC

By Tish Drake | February 13, 2013
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Thales was selected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Cyprus and a provider of integrated electronic communication services in Cyprus, Cyta, for the modernization of the country’s air traffic management system. The upgraded system will significantly increase capacity with additional positions and the performances with some advanced functionalities, Thales said.

This modern system will allow the controllers to safely control the airspace of Cyprus and enhance the overall punctuality. The system provided will be in line with the latest international standards and in particular with the new ICAO 2012 Flight Plan format, OLDI over FMTP, or the meteorological GRIB 2 format, according to the company.

In the frame of this contract, Thales will supply the associated simulator. With TopSky – Simulation, the Air Traffic Controllers will now benefit from a modern system to conduct efficient trainings on the exact same interface as the operational system. The efficiently will be further improved with the advanced exercise editor, which allows to prepare realistic exercises faster and easier than ever.

“For nearly 30 years, Thales has created a long and trusted cooperation by providing on-time reliable and efficient system. We are proud that DCA and Cyta reaffirms their trust in Thales ATM system,” says Olivier Achard, Thales vice president, sales, ATM.

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