Thales to modernize air traffic management in Bangladesh

A 45 m high control tower and an air traffic management center will be built at HSIA. Credit: Saif Zaman (আয়ান) / Unsplash.

Thales was awarded a new contract from the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) to modernize the latter’s national air traffic management (ATM) system.

Through this contract, the CAAB intends to strengthen the security of the country’s airspace.

As part of the project, the route, approach and turn system at Hazrat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka will be upgraded.

Equipment will also be deployed at other regional airports across the country.

The company will supply new complete automated systems including ATC automation, primary and secondary radars (STAR ​​NG and RSM), ADS-B, Wide Aera multilateration, airport multilateration, data link and communications. Nationwide VSAT and terrestrial network as a backup of VSAT.

This development is expected to improve the aerial surveillance of Bangladesh through the installation of technologies conforming to ICAO standards.

In addition, a 45 m high control tower and an air traffic management center will be built at HSIA.

This facility will feature a security system that will provide CCTV coverage and access control via an integrated platform.

To support the future growth of air traffic in Bangladesh, CAAB controllers will work with the latest automation technologies.

This project is expected to be completed by 2024.

Christian Rivierre, Vice President of Airspace Mobility Solutions at Thales, said: “Thales is delighted to be a trusted partner, playing a key role in the implementation of a key air traffic solution. on-hand safe and reliable, drawing on decades of experience to support CAAB in the design, implementation and operation of the most suitable turnkey ATM solution.

Marie Gayrel, director of civil radars at Thales, declared: “Capitalizing on more than 900 ATC radars installed around the world, Thales is proud to support CAAB in its modernization by offering the best of aerial surveillance.

Recently, Thales and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority completed the delivery of the ATM system and radars for six of the country’s airports.

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