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Modernising air traffic control in Thailand

Over 104%! This is the jump in Thai air traffic forecast by 2026 and handling this increase will mean upgrading air traffic control systems to boost capacity and capabilities. Egis is bringing all of its security-related expertise to bear on this mammoth project.

Thailand
Date : 2016
Client: AEROTHAI

Project overview

La Thaïlande est équipée de 5 centres de contrôle aérien d’approche, 36 tours de contrôle, 7 unités de contrôle pour la défense, ainsi que du centre de contrôle régional de Bangkok. Ceux-ci vont tous progressivement être équipés d’un nouveau système de gestion du trafic aérien et faire l’objet d’une modernisation de leurs systèmes d’automatisation et de communication.

There has been a relentless increase in air transport on a world-wide scale, particularly in Asia where theInte rnational Civil Aviation Organisation has identified growth of 8% and 10%, respectively, in international and domestic passenger traffic. Thailand is especially concerned with this phenomenon and estimates that its own air traffic is set to double over the next 10 years. The country’s
six main airports currently handle over 100 million passengers a year.

In order to deal with current and forecast growth, Thailand’s air navigation services provider AEROTHAI has launched a longterm project to improve the country’s Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) infrastructure.

Our missions

The project consortium includes Egis and its aviation consulting subsidiary Helios who are contributing all of their technical expertise in human factors and system safety, as well as the Irish Aviation
Authority, with its vast operational expertise.

As part of the security-related aspect of the systems upgrade, the consortium has to conduct risk analyses on the technical, human and procedural changes inherent in the new systems deployment. This involves factoring in potential technical failures during system migration and ensuring that said risks are mitigated insofar as possible.