The future of Air Traffic Management takes shape in Melbourne

Thales Australia is shaping the future of Air Traffic Management (ATM), with construction starting on a new research and development centre in Melbourne, Australia.
The Centre for Advanced Studies in ATM (CASIA) will be at the centre of the companys work on new ATM offerings for Australia and export markets around the world.
 
It will pioneer innovative solutions and explore new technologies that will directly contribute to making air travel safer, more efficient and greener, while delivering a host of other benefits to local and international Air Navigation Service Providers.
 
Chris Jenkins, Thales Australias CEO, said CASIA represented the next chapter of ATM in Australia. CASIA is the result of long term investment in our ATM business, which has grown from just a few employees 15 years ago to a global centre of excellence employing
400 people in highly skilled jobs.

Thales Australia is ideally placed to offer local, regional and global customers the most innovative ATM solutions in the world today, building on our success with the Eurocat system and enabling effective airspace management in an era of increasing air traffic and technological complexity.

CASIA has been made possible by significant financial support from the Victorian Government. I would like to thank them personally for their valuable ongoing commitment in growing our business and securing jobs in this advanced technology sector.

Beyond cutting edge R&D, CASIA will be available for use by Thaless customers, partners and suppliers, plus other ATM stakeholders such as airlines, airports and the military. The
company will also strengthen its already strong ties with Victorian universities and other educational institutions through shared research initiatives.

CASIA will be located within Thales Australias existing premises at Melbournes World Trade Centre, and will begin operations early next year.
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