authorities have certified the future air navigation system (FANS) air traffic
management workstation in Magadan for operational use, the first such system to
be approved in the country.
air traffic centre, in the Russian Far East, had the FANS station installed by
US firm ARINC in order to demonstrate the possibilities presented by the
CNS/ATM (communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management)
airspace environment. Trials with the station have been conducted since August
equipment enables air traffic controllers to monitor aircraft via automatic
dependent surveillance (ADS) and conduct controller-pilot datalink
communications (CPDLC) with suitably-equipped flights, as well as guide conventionally-equipped
North East Air Navigation organisation operates the station. The system’s ADS
and CPDLC capabilities have enabled new, more efficient routes to be developed
across the Far East and the station is also assisting development of the
emerging transpolar network between North America and the Asia-Pacific region.
Aviation Committee MAK, the Russian aviation certification body, formally
certified the Magadan system on 27 July, but ARINC has only just released
details of the approval.