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Thales ATM

Air Traffic Management Systems for the Civil Aviation Industry

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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.

Thales ATM provides its customers with equipment, systems and comprehensive support services.
Thales offers gate-to-gate solutions, from pre-flight to landing to ensure airport safety.

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.

About Thales

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

Thales Joins Industry Groups in Signing Letter of Intent for Initiation of Clean Sky 2 Initiative

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.

14 September 2012

Mexico Selects Thales AMHS System

SENEAM, the Mexican Air Service Provider has selected Thales to progressively deploy the Aeronautical Message Handling (AMHS) capability across a significant number of the country's national and international airports.

14 September 2012

Panama Chooses Thales’s TopSky-ATC for Its Newest Air Traffic Control Centre

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.

8 June 2012

Thales Appoints New Head of UK’s Transport Business

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 Norther

8 June 2011

Thales ATM

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