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Thales ATM to Modernize Shanghai Metroplex

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 5, 2015
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[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Thales and Beijing Easy Sky Technology (BEST, a Thales joint venture) have jointly signed a contract with the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) East Air Traffic Management Bureau (East ATMB) to implement a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation system in Shanghai.

Through this contract, the companies will upgrade the Shanghai airspace and airport management systems. This will include the Shanghai terminal maneuvering area and surface operations at Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports.

The contract includes implementation of Thales TopSky-ATC and TopSky-Tower, its tower automation suite, at both Shanghai airports. Thales will also install Maestro, its arrival and departure management system, to sequence and balance airport and airspace traffic flows.

With the Shanghai Metroplex set to see a steady 20 percent growth over the next 10 years, the modernization program aims to maintain safety alongside the projected air traffic growth.

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