Thales Australia has launched operations of its Centre for Advanced Studies in Air Traffic Management (CASIA), which will develop next-generation air traffic management technology for export around the world.

CASIA comprises a research centre with 24 workstations that will allow Thales to work with a number of local universities, including Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT University, on ATM technology. CASIA will also be available for use by Thales ATM customers.

One early project for CASIA will be Thales' solution for Australia's next-generation integrated civil-military ATM system to replace the existing The Australian Advanced Air Traffic System, which was supplied by Thales more than 10 years ago.

Source: Flight International