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Panama Opens Modernized ATC Center

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | April 21, 2014
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[Avionics Today April 21, 2014] The Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (AAC) announced the inauguration of a new approach and en-route radar Air Traffic Control (ATC) center that has the capability to manage the entire airspace of Canada.

Featuring the TopSky Air Traffic Management (ATM) system from Thales, the new facility will host 12 Controller Working Positions (CWP). Thales' TopSky-ATC and TopSky-Simulator will also be integrated at the new facility. 

"In instigating a single program for the upgrade of their entire air traffic network, the AAC have set themselves a very ambitious challenge. Therefore, being chosen to help in such a venture is a true reaffirmation of our dominant position in Latin American ATM, and of the trust partners like the AAC place in Thales,” said Raphael Cervantes, director of sales for Latin America of Thales’s ATM business. 

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