Thales modernises the Czech skies

TopSky-ATC system to modernise the Czech Republic’s air traffic control.

- Paris, France.

Thales has been selected to deploy its TopSky-ATC system to modernise the Czech Republic’s air traffic control. The contract will cover Prague control centre as well as 3 regional airports, and was awarded by Czech air navigation service provider ANS CR to Thales following an international competitive tender.

Thales and ANS CR have developed a close partnership spanning over 20 years. In deploying the world’s most advanced ATM solution, the Thales TopSky-ATC, ANS CR will both modernise the county’s air traffic infrastructure and future proof their technological base to meet future challenges as air traffic volumes continue to grow across European skies

The system will feature the latest generation human machine interface, already deployed in Singapore and soon to be in France. It will also include enhanced Safety Nets sub-system, which was selected in September 2014 by UK air service provider NATS, ensuring earlier conflict detection and lower nuisance alert rate than any other safety nets.

Jan Klas, General Director of ANS CR, said: “Thanks to this contract, we will operate the newest generation ATM system. The new system has ambition to be a model solution for the future and thus meet the expectations of Czech airspace users on safety and capacity. Czech controllers will soon benefit from the most ergonomic, innovative and sophisticated ATM system in Europe.”

“We are extremely proud of continuing our long standing cooperation with ANS CR.”  said Guy Delevacque, Thales Air Systems CEO. “This significant contract confirms Thales leadership in Air Traffic Management in Europe and is a testimony to our strategy built on innovation and driven by SESAR.” 

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