The country's air traffic management system
not too long ago had suffered from a multitude of problems.
In order to successfully develop the activity of airspace users the basis of which consists of airlines, it is not enough to reduce the costs that directly depend on them; it is also necessary to increase the efficiency of the air traffic management system
ensuring straighter routes of flights and shorter delays (particularly for the aircrafts in the air) and to reduce costs for system-provided air navigation services.
The sources described LEFCO as being "light years ahead" of the current outdated air traffic management system
, both in terms of raw computing power but also functionality.
SESAR aims at developing the new generation air traffic management system
capable of ensuring the safety and fluidity of air transport worldwide over the next 30 years.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a contract by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) for a nationwide air traffic management system
based upon cooperative surveillance.
Contracts have already been awarded to introduce latest technology in countrys air traffic management system
. Countrys radar system is also being improved, he informed.
A new phase has begun for SESAR, the European programme to develop the new-generation European air traffic management system
. The transport ministers adopted, on 9 October in Luxembourg, a resolution officially approving the launch of the programme's development phase, which will run until the end of 2013, at which time the system will be fully deployed.
Both planemakers will also work with the US and European governments to help them choose the most direct path to a modernised air traffic management system
4DT operations at Arlanda focus is to validate applications to increase the efficiency and safety in the Air Traffic Management system
including reducing aircraft fuel burn, emissions and noise.
The system is comprised of an S-band air surveillance radar, L-band secondary surveillance radar/identification friend or foe, an X-band precision approach radar and Raytheon's AutoTrac air traffic management system
. These systems provide full surveillance to 25 nautical miles and precision approach coverage to 10 nautical miles in all weather conditions.
Raytheon brings to the ERAM team extensive en route air traffic management system
experience in the critical areas of flight and surveillance data processing.