The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)could choose a contractor early next year to build three new area control centres (ACCs) to cover eastern China. The four competitors for the contract - Airsys ATM, Alenia, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon - have to submit revised proposals at the end of this month after their initial bids were rejected by the CAAC. Whichever company wins the contract for the ACCs at Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai is also likely to win an expected follow-on contract for 10 further control centres, with increasing participation by Chinese industry.

Source: Flight International