[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Rohde & Schwarz R&S VCS-4G for the Chinese market. The IP-based voice communications system serves as the core component for establishing virtual Air Traffic Control (ATC) centers.
The system features a distributed and redundant architecture and meets the requirements of the international EUROCAE ED-137B standard. Its distributed system architecture and ability to form virtual civil ATC centers enable users to use communications resources efficiently. The technology for building and expanding ATC infrastructure will help to address China’s rapidly growing air traffic sector.