BA Engineering develops TCAS upgrade

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British Airways Engineering has developed an upgrade for traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS) made by avionics supplier ACSS to comply with future regulations.

While today's equipment needs to fulfil TCAS 7.0 specifications, regulator EASA mandates operators to change to the higher 7.1 standard from 2015.

The UK maintenance provider has developed a systems upgrade under its Part 21J design organisation approval for equipment provided by ACSS, a joint venture company between L-3 Communications and Thales.

The service will be provided by BA Engineering's component maintenance facility in South Wales, which is ACSS' only authorised repair centre in Europe.