India selects Skyflow system
Brazilian system manufacturer Atech is to provide a US$18m air traffic flow management (ATFM) system to the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Atech and German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung are supplying the SkyFlow system in contract awarded at the end of July. It will be implemented within the next two and a half years.
DFS will contribute in-depth experience in ATFM and support Atech in developing the safety case, operational training plans and during the certification process.
Atech will also work with Three D Integrated Solutions, an Indian systems engineering firm, during the implementation phase.
Skyflow integrates weather information with flight plan data from airlines, airports and air navigation service providers into a unified database.
The system is designed to manage the strategic planning of scheduled flights and the tactical control of daily operations and will allow the AAI to fulfil its Central Air Traffic Flow Management (C-ATFM) project.
The resulting common situational awareness of the relevant stakeholders assists in ensuring fuel savings as well as increasing the punctuality of flights. It also provides a platform for collaborative decision making.
Atech – a solutions provider for air traffic management, defence and security – has modernised Brazil’s air control and defence system with the implementation of SAGITARIUS (Advanced Operationally Relevant Air Traffic Data Management and Reporting System).
“This contract has a special meaning for Atech, marking the international recognition of the excellence of our solutions,” said the firm’s president, Jorge Ramos.
“With this project, we are providing, internationally, solutions and products that are results of continued effort in the development of innovative air traffic management and control systems.”
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, employs 6,000 staff across Germany operating control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich, as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany.
Written for Air Cargo Week magazine