Raytheon installs hitech ATM system in Dubai
Dubai, November 15, 2011
Raytheon Company is on track to provide Dubai with one of the world's most modern air traffic management (ATM) systems to safely and efficiently meet its ambitious airport and air traffic growth plans, said a senior official.
Raytheon is a global leader in ATM, with systems in more than 50 countries helping to control more than 60 per cent of the world's airspace.
The US-based company has delivered air traffic control systems across the Middle East, including key installations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Iraq and Kurdistan.
The company's next-generation ATM system, AutoTrac III (AT3), installed at Dubai World Central's Al Maktoum International Airport, is scheduled to be operational next year, said Stephen DuMont, director of International ATM for Raytheon Network Centric Systems.
'Raytheon's next generation ATM automation system provides a high-performance, cost-effective solution for the world's rapidly growing air traffic demands,' DuMont explained.
'The system contains some of the most advanced surveillance and flight data processing systems available today,' he added.
Raytheon's AT3 system will provide air traffic control automation for the Dubai terminal airspace and provide approach control services for Al Maktoum International, Dubai International, Sharjah International, and Al Minhad Airbase.
The system will also support tower operations at the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airports.
The AT3 system installed in Dubai includes advanced safety and efficiency features, such as multi-radar tracking capabilities, advanced flight data processing, advanced safety net functions, online data interchange, arrival and departure management, and electronic flight strips.
'Raytheon's partnership with Dubai Aviation City Corporation Engineering Projects and Dubai Air Navigation Services would give Dubai one of the world's most modern ATM systems to safely and efficiently meet its ambitious aviation growth plans,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service