Thales delivers LORADS III air traffic management system to Singapore ANSP

19 June 2013 (Last Updated June 19th, 2013 18:30)

Thales has delivered its LORADS III advanced air traffic management (ATM) system to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Thales ATM system

Thales has delivered its LORADS III advanced air traffic management (ATM) system to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

The new system incorporates several air traffic controller positions and workstations, which would assist the Singapore air navigation service provider (ANSP) in handling growth in air traffic in the future, while improving safety and efficiency of air transport in the country's airspace.

Features of the LORADS III system include an integrated air traffic control system, a comprehensive simulator replicating the full system for training uses, a data warehouse and a full system development.

The system also offers test environment that enable customers to maintain the system autonomously.

"The deployment of the advanced LORADS III ATM system will enable the Singapore ANSP to safely and efficiently manage growing air traffic in what is already one of the busiest airports and flight information regions in the world."

Thales has said that the new system complies with stringent safety requirements and includes improved system redundancy levels.

Based on the Thales TopSky-ATC, LORADS III allows seamless integration between area, approach and tower, while its high level of automation and modern software help in using the busy airspace efficiently and minimise aircraft fuel consumption through optimised air traffic trajectories.

Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins said that the deployment of the advanced LORADS III ATM system will enable the Singapore ANSP to safely and efficiently manage growing air traffic in what is already one of the busiest airports and flight information regions in the world.

"The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has a well-earned and longstanding reputation for its leadership in ATM technology," Jenkins added.

Thales' Human Machine Interface, which is designed together with air traffic controllers, would assist CAAS in managing flights.

In February 2012, CAAS collaborated with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to establish the country's first Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI).


Image: LORADS III ATM system will reduce the informational burden on controllers by offering them with exactly required data whenever needed. Photo: courtesy of Thales Group.