[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Thales will supply NATS, the U.K.'s main air navigation service provider, with their new Safety Nets Server. The technology will be integrated into a fully virtualized environment and is set to be deployed at Swanwick and Prestwick Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centers, as well as at NATS’ Corporate Technical Center.
|Thales Top Sky ATC system. Photo: Thales
According to Thales, the system, which is based on the Thales TopSky–Safety Nets system, guarantees earlier conflict detection and a lower nuisance alert rate than standard safety nets.
Currently, TopSky–Safety Nets are used extensively in SESAR validations and are fully compliant with ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades, Block 0 and 1.