We welcome ATNS as a launch customer and look forward to collaborating on the deployment of space-based ADS-B in the African region," said Don Thoma, chief executive officer, Aireon.
The Air Traffic and Navigation Service Company Limited (ATNS) is a South African State-Owned Company (SOC) Ltd, established in 1993 in terms of the ATNS Company Act (Act 45 of 1993) - to provide air traffic management solutions and associated services on behalf of the State.
Jeppesen was chosen for this project after a comprehensive bidding and tender evaluation process," said Hennie Marais, ATNS executive manager.
Using TAAM to perform simulations rapidly, Jeppesen and ATNS created baseline models simulating traffic flow to and from Johannesburg and other cities hosting World Cup games.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certified the systems for operational use upon successful completion of a rigorous safety case analysis performed by Austro Control, Helios and ATNS.
The completion of this project is an important achievement as ATNS continues to progress the safety and capacity of ATNS's Air Traffic Management systems", said Chris Steyn, the Cape Town wide area multilateration project manager.
Data from the system will be fed to the ATNS EUROCAT system and fused with primary and secondary surveillance radar information to provide air traffic controllers complete situational awareness.
Era is also currently in the process of completing two next generation surface surveillance systems for ATNS.
said, main objectives is to re-focus on human factors, to improve our safety system s ability to organise and/or match the inherent hazards within the aviation industry.
The contracts offered a 15-year support and maintenance agreement also for all existing ATNS
radar sensors and TopSky ATC systems.
The deal also provides for a support and maintenance contract for current ATNS
radar sensors and TopSky-ATC systems.
This is a landmark contract for Both Thales and ATNS