Sensis Corp. Monday announced contracts with China, Dubai and Australia for its airport surveillance systems. The announcements came at the Air Traffic Control Association's convention in Washington, D.C.
The Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China has chosen Sensis to deploy Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Both are in central China.
The equipment will allow aircraft in the region to broadcast real-time reports that identify the craft and its position for air traffic controllers and other aircraft. Sensis has partnered with Aviation Data Communications Corp. on the contract.
This is China's first formal trial of ADS-B for use by commercial aircraft in preparation for future nationwide deployment.
At Dubai World Central International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, Sensis will integrate its Multistatic Dependent Surveillance system for ground surveillance with an Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System made by Park Air Systems, a division of Northrop Grumman. The air traffic control systems will facilitate the landing and tracking of aircraft at the airport.
The airport, under construction south of Dubai, will be the world's largest passenger and cargo hub with an annual capacity of 120 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo.
Airservices Australia has selected Sensis to provide it with a Wide Area Multilateration for terminal airspace surveillance and precision approach monitoring at Sydney Airport, the country's busiest airport. The system provides 360-degree surveillance out to 60 nautical miles from the airport.
Airservices is deploying Sensis products for multiple air traffic surveillance applications across Tasmania, Brisbane and Melbourne.
ADS-B will allow aircraft in this region to broadcast real-time reports indicating identification and position to both air traffic controllers and other aircraft, improving situational awareness.
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