Thales ATC Center Inaugurated by Serbian President

Only two years after the initial contract awarded to Thales, the new Air Traffic Control center delivered to Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency (SMATSA) is now officially operational.
The inauguration ceremony took place at the Nikola Tesla Airport and was attended by Boris Tadic, President of the Republic of Serbia , Nikola Stankov, President and CEO, Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency and Jean-Loic Galle, Thales SVP, Air Operations Division. This brand new ATC center is now responsible for en-route, approach and tower control services for the entire Serbian & Montenegro airspace. This two year program schedule is one of the fastest ATM system deployments in Europe and was completed on time and on budget.

SMATSAs new control center will improve European air navigation services and safety. It finalizes an ambitious modernization program, successfully completed within the project time-frame, this was a result of an excellent cooperation between SMATSA and Thales teams said Nikola Stankov , President & CEO of SMATSA.

The state-of-the-art EUROCAT system, Future Air traffic Management Modernization & Upgrade (FAMUS) is based on the state of the art EUROCAT product. FAMUS relies on a realistic 4D trajectory prediction, and supports advanced capabilities such as ADS-B and the associated Multi Sensor Tracking System (MSTS), fully integrated air-ground ATN data-link services, or the latest On-Line Data Interchange (OLDI ) standards, the foundations of the
future SESAR operational concepts.

With the FAMUS system, SMATSA now exceeds Single European Sky system recommendations, and is fully interoperable with other Air Navigation Service Providers who have ATC systems in line with Functional Airspace Blocks and SESAR European initiatives.

As a member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, Thales is fully committed to the modernisation of European ATM systems by coordinating and concentrating its research and development efforts across Europe. In parallel, Thales has created 2 innovation labs, France & Australia, to anticipate market evolution and future ATM needs and develop new concepts.
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