civil aviation authorities have completed site acceptance of a new air traffic
control system at Chengdu in the southwest region of the country as part of their
continuing modernisation of air traffic management systems.
says in a statement that the equipment was accepted by the Civil Aviation
Administration of China (CAAC) at Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport, which
is on the busy air route between Bangkok and London.
As part of
the contract, which was awarded in 2000, Thales ATM supplied its Eurocat 2000 air
traffic management system and STAR 2000 primary surveillance radar, including
an RSM 970S monopulse secondary surveillance radar. The French company says the
system is designed for both terminal approach control and en route
the CAAC awarded Thales ATM a major contract to upgrade the country’s main
airspace control centres under the so-called Northern, Eastern and Southern
Area Control Centre programme, or NESACC.