Thales ATM Air Traffic Management Systems for the Civil Aviation Industry
Thales is a leading international group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. With expertise spanning the entire value chain, Thales provides customers in its core markets with all the capabilities they require, from equipment and systems to comprehensive support services, including prime contracting on large-scale programmes.
Thales’s leading-edge technology is supported by 22,500 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the civil and military business develops in parallel and shares a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations.
ATM systems and civil radars
Thanks to its unrivalled expertise in the civil aviation market, Thales is a world leader in ATM systems and civil radars, and has a 70% market share in the navigation aids market.
Thales offers integrated gate-to-gate solutions, from pre-flight to landing, ensuring airport safety, efficient traffic-handling operations, data sharing on aircraft and seamless handover operations between territories.
With over 160 Eurocat centres, 7,000 navaids, 600 radars, 1,000 ADS-B stations and 2000 controller working positions in more than 180 countries, Thales has the largest installed base of solutions and technologies.
ATM research programmes
Thales has been at the forefront of the single European sky ATM research programme (SESAR) since its inception, and is the industrial member with the largest investment level in it.
SESAR is one of the most important research and development projects ever launched by the European commission and Eurocontrol. The programme’s objective is to provide technological solutions in the area of ATM in order to successfully meet the requirements of single European sky legislation. While the single European sky will provide a revised legal framework for more efficient, performance driven, safer and greener procedures in European air traffic, the SESAR programme will deliver technological solutions, functionalities, systems and standards for deployment in Europe.
Thales is shaping the future of European skies, as well as bridging the Atlantic through its key technology partner role in the US NextGen harmonisation programme.
Thales builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with revenues in 2009 of €12.9bn.
Thales’s three strategic pillars:
- Span the entire value chain: Thales provides all the capabilities its customers require, from equipment and systems to comprehensive support services such as prime contracting on large-scale programmes
- Optimise synergies between civil and military technologies: Thales actively cross-pollinates civil and military technology to bring all its customers the benefits of both
- Leverage its international dimension and multi-domestic operations: In the defence, security and space markets, national sovereignty is still an extremely important factor. For this reason, Thales has pursued a multi-domestic strategy for more than 15 years and has become a fully-fledged local player in each of its target markets
Products and Services
Thales, a leader in In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), is pleased to announce that Malaysia Airlines is now flying its first of six A380 aircraft with the Thales In-Flight Entertainment System installed at every seat.Read more
Thales, leader in In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems, is pleased to announce Air India has introduced into revenue service the first of its 27 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners equipped with the Thales TopSeries In-Flight Entertainment System.Read more
Thales, leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, is delighted to announce that Saudia Airlines has signed a new IFEC agreement to install the TopSeries system on a total of 54 aircraft.Read more
Thales, leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, is pleased to announce that China Southern Airlines will install the leading edge Thales TopSeries AVANT IFEC system on its Boeing 777-300ER.Read more
Thales, a leader in In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), is pleased to announce that LAN Airlines is outfitting one of their Airbus A320 aircraft with the newly introduced TopSeries AVA system.Read more
Thales is proud to be supporting the call to extend the Clean Sky research programme from 2014 to 2020. Thales, alongside 13 industry partners, has today signed a Letter of Intent on the "Clean Sky 2" initiative, as an extension of the European Commission's "Clean Sky" Joint Technology Initiative, designed to meet the ambitious environmental and societal objectives set by the European Commission in 'Flightpath 2050' and the new ACARE 'Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda', thus strengthening collaborative research in Europe.Read more
Thales is delighted to announce the successful initiation of operations for its latest pieces of equipment installed at Frankfurt's international Airport.Read more
Thales has today completed the sale of its civil fixed-wing flight simulation activities to L-3 Communications. The civil fixed-wing simulation organisation has its main base of operations in Crawley, UK and will be known as L-3 Link Simulation and Training UK.Read more
Qatar Airways, an A350 XWB launch customer with an order of 80 aircraft, has recently increased its A380 order by ten aircraft and announced that both aircraft types will be delivered with a dual head up display (HUD) system provided by THALES.Read more
Thales, a leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, announced that it has a new address at London Heathrow, closer to some of its high profile airline customers.Read more
Following the signing of the contract on 25 November 2011, Thales is now delighted to announce the provision to the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama (AAC) of a brand new building that will house a 12 control working position (CWP) air traffic control (ATC) centre, which is capable of managing the entirety of the en-route and approach segments of Panama's airspace.Read more
Thales, world leader in air traffic management (ATM) solutions, is proud to announce the delivery of a completely new ATM solution to the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).Read more
Thales has signed an agreement with Airbus to extends its current position onboard the A320neo family.Read more
Thales obtains FTD 3 and FFS B qualification issued by French civil aviation authority (DGAC) for new-generation helicopter simulator installed at Heli-Union training centre in Angoulême, France.Read more
Thales and China Electronics Technology Avionics Sign Joint Venture Agreement for the New C919 Aircraft
Thales, a leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, and China Electronics Technology Avionics Co., Ltd. (CETCA), signed a joint venture agreement that brings together world- class technology solutions companies dedicated to the new C919 aircraft, manufactured by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).Read more
Thales Awarded Contract to Modernise the Ashgabat Airport with TopSky Air Traffic Management Systems
Thales has been awarded a contract by the TURKMENHOWAYOLLARY State Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) to supply, install and commission a comprehensive air traffic management system.Read more
Alistair McPhee has been appointed VP of Thales UK's transportation systems business. In August 2010 Alistair joined Thales to lead the rail signalling part of the business, with a specific focus on various large Transport for London contracts, and in particular, the Jubilee and NortherRead more