Harris Corporation is eyeing greater opportunities to expand its air traffic management business in Asia-Pacific, in light of the region's booming air traffic.

Speaking to FlightGlobal, Jackson Pho, Harris' managing director of global business development in Asia-Pacific, says: "With increased air traffic and a more congested airspace, there is a need to upgrade air traffic management solutions that the various jurisdictions have".

The company is looking to upgrade tools such as voice communication systems as well as arrival and departure optimisation systems.

"The main value proposition [of upgrading its systems] is to more efficiently manage the arrival and departure sequences for aircraft, thereby increasing capacity and safety. This is especially important as airport capacity is getting more congested."

Pho also says that Harris, which is already "in all the key markets of Asia-Pacific" such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is currently in discussions with other countries such as Vietnam to install new air traffic management systems.

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