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  • New ATC system accepted at Kunming airport

    News | 04 Feb 2000 02:31 | Nicholas Ionides

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A new air traffic control (ATC) radar system has been accepted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) at the south-western city of Kunming as part of the country's ongoing upgrade of its air traffic management systems.</P> <P>Raytheon subsidiary Raytheon Systems Canada says it has received a certificate of acceptance from the CAAC following approval of the system at Kunming International Airport. It adds that Kunming is "the first centre in the region to have a modernised ATC system installed".</P> <P>The system provides approach and area control services at the airport, consisting of a solid-state, digital primary surveillance radar dubbed ASR-10SS and an air traffic management system dubbed Autotrac. Raytheon says it is integrated with an existing secondary radar, adding that it includes associated microwave communication links, data recorders and power systems.</P> <P>Raytheon Systems Canada president Lionel Leveille says
  • FlightSafety gets approval to build training centre in China

    News | 06 Sep 1995 00:00

    <p>Graham Warwick/Atlanta </p> <p>FlightSafety International (FSI) has received approval to begin construction of its first Chinese training centre, close to Kunming International Airport. The centre, to open in 1996, is a joint venture between FSI and Xingyun, an investment subsidiary of Yunnan Tobacco. </p> <p>The centre will have space for six simulators, but will begin operations with two - for the Boeing 737-300 and 757/767 - now under construction at FlightSafety Simulation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. </p> <p>The Kunming centre will consist of a training building with adjacent accommodation tower. The former will be modeled on existing FSI pilot-training centres, but with an additional, story to house flight-attendant training. The latter will have an indoor pool and gymnasium. </p> <p>China's Civil Aviation Flying College is to send additional students to the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, for ab initio training. Two classes of 25 cadets each will begin training later