Steve Nichols

Raytheon has announced that its Autotrac 2100 system has passed site acceptance tests for the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia.

The system provides communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) services.

The total contract, worth $12 million, is for a satellite-based, en-route, air traffic control system with data-links for aircraft clearance and flight control.

The system uses the GPS satellite system to plot an aircraft's location and then passes the information on to Air Traffic Control and similarly-equipped aircraft.

Jack Kelble, Raytheon vice-president integrated systems division, says: "It will improve the safety and efficiency of air navigation in the Mongolian airspace for domestic traffic, international arrivals, departures and over-flight traffic."

Mongolia is also to link 21 remote airports using a satellite system that can provide data, local weather information, and voice communications.

Raytheon hopes that with its systems already developed it will be in a unique position to sell CNS/ATM to other nations around the world.

Source: Flight Daily News