The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (HKCAD) awarded a contract for the supply of an AMHS to German COMSOFT, reinforcing the company's leading position in the AMHS domain.
KARLSRUHE/GERMANY, January 2009 The Civil Aviation Department of the vibrating city Hong Kong, in the centre of rapidly developing South East Asia, now placed a firm order for German AMHS technology. With this award the ATM specialist substantially increases the number of their modern and field proven product lines AIDA-NG and CADAS in the Asia-Pacific region.
The delivery includes two fully redundant AIDA-NG/CADAS systems, which will be installed at the main and at the backup ATC centres. Apart from an internal redundancy at each site the system also provides innovative features for an effective dual site management. Thus it is capable of rapidly transferring the operational services from the main to the backup centre.
Hong Kong has annual increasing air traffic loads. And besides its position among the top five airports worldwide for air cargo traffic, Hong Kong represents a major aviation hub for the Asia-Pacific region. With direct circuit connections to seven adjacent ATS Communications Centres, the administration strives for a maximum level of interoperability with its neighbouring peers by implementing state-of-the-art technology. Being an ATN backbone site, Hong Kong will have its new AMHS connecting with differently equipped partners through the dual protocol stack option, enabling AMHS communication over both OSI and TCP/IP ATN.