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ACSS, L3, Thales Perform China’s ‘First’ ADS-B In Jetliner Flight Demo

By S.L. Fuller | December 7, 2017
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China recently witnessed the country’s “first” successful ADS-B In jetliner flight demonstrations, according to Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS). The company, along with owners L3 and Thales, performed the demonstrations on three Airbus A321s on approach to Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport.

These tests were conducted in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Shanghai-based commercial and cargo carrier Juneyao Airlines, and Airbus. ACSS said the air traffic situational awareness enhanced visual separation on approach ADS-B In application was hosted on its T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System, integrated into the cockpit displays.

“These important applications play an integral role in effective operations and complement communication, navigation, surveillance, air traffic management modernization and ADS-B initiatives in China and around the world,” said Terry Flaishans, president of ACSS.

ACSS said its T3CAS system ADS-B In applications enhances operator efficiency, as well as pilot and air traffic management situational awareness and decision-making in all phases of flight. This could include flight-level change performance in non-radar airspace, such as oceanic flights.

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