Airbus subsidiary Airbus ProSky and Brazilian firm Atech have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the performance of air traffic management (ATM) in Latin America.
The partnership will develop solutions that will improve safety and efficiency of air transportation and assist in reducing fuel consumption, emissions and airline operating costs.
Airbus ProSky CEO Eric Stefanello said that Atech will assist the firm in improving the ATM systems in Brazil and other Latin American countries that are experiencing heavy growth in tourism and air travel.
"Our traffic flow and precision navigation solutions have demonstrated massive efficiency gains around the world, notably in the United States and most recently in Australia," Stefanello said.
"Together, Atech and Airbus ProSky can deploy intelligent ATM solutions that are proven to handle the long-term growth of air traffic, while successfully managing the peak demands associated with global tourism events that are being hosted in the region."
Atech International Business director Alvaro Karam said Airbus ProSky has assisted the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managing the daily traffic flow in the country's airspace and also supported South Africa's ATNS during the 2010 World Cup.
"Together, we are positioned to help our customers manage the increasing air traffic and customer demands for air safety and efficiency, exciting opportunities for growth in the region," Karam said.
Airbus ProSky has also collaborated with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to enhance performance and capacity that assist the country in meeting future air traffic demand, as well as improve the ATM profile of broader Asia-Pacific region.