The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) has awarded a contract to Comsoft for the delivery and installation of its aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) solution for the global aeronautical telecommunications network (ATN).
The AMHS will be used for exchanging aeronautical messages in various formats at faster rates and in large volumes, Comsoft said.
The solution is being deployed as part of Bangladesh's plan to modernise its air traffic control (ATC) systems to help the country manage higher traffic volume.
After the installation of AHMS, Bangladesh would be among the most technologically advanced and sophisticated air navigation service providers (ANSP) in the region.
Comsoft has also delivered AMHS solutions to the civil aviation authorities of India and China, and they have successfully completed the interoperability tests between their national AMHS hubs through ICAO's Asia-Pacific AMHS Manual.
Following the completion of testing, which ensured the two AMHS systems can operate, communicate and exchange data safely and reliably, both countries are now prepared for interconnection through the new aeronautical communication standard.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, has deployed Comsoft's AMHS node AIDA-NG, which has been operational since 2009.
AIDA-NG is an open and fault-tolerant architecture deployed for uniform and reliable aeronautical message handling, based on the ECG software developed for EUROCONTROL in 2002 to obtain consistency to ground data networks.
The solution allows automatic flight plan conversion, uniform integration of all types of networks and multi-site configuration management, amongst many other functions.
Image: Comsoft's AMHS node AIDA-NG is also deployed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to handle expanding air traffic volume. Photo: courtesy of Captain Catan.