International accolade for innovative Air Traffic Management technology
Posted: 8 November 2010 | CANSO | No comments yet
Thales Australia has received another significant accolade for its innovative Air Traffic Management technology at the 10th International Asia Pacific ICT Awards…
Thales Australia has received another significant accolade for its innovative Air Traffic Management technology at the 10th International Asia Pacific ICT Awards.
The company’s Java Human Machine Interface (JHMI) Engine, part of its Eurocat air traffic management system, received top honours by clinching the Industrial Application category.
Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia’s CEO, said: “This latest award is recognition of our long term investment into developing the next generation of smarter, safer ATM systems. We are constantly breaking new ground in our offer to customers, and have a strong track record of local and export successes.”
“At a time of increasing air traffic volumes and complexity, new ATM technologies are more important than ever. Civil aviation authorities and airlines around the world are continually looking for improvements to benefit the travelling public, and from our global centre of excellence in Melbourne, Australia, we are ideally placed to help them meet current and future demands.”
The JHMI Engine is an advanced display for air traffic controllers that offers numerous advantages over existing displays. Currently part of Thales Australia’s ongoing upgrade to Singapore’s ATM system, the high performance, flexible and configurable JHMI Engine provides a complete framework for air situation display applications. Its layered component based architecture allows for deployment in entire system replacements or as an upgrade to existing systems.
Thales Australia recently announced the start of construction on The Centre for Advanced Studies in ATM (CASIA), which will be at the centre of the company’s work on new ATM offerings for Australia and export markets around the world. It will pioneer innovative solutions and explore new technologies that will directly contribute to making air travel safer, more efficient and greener, while delivering a host of other benefits to local and international Air Navigation Service Providers.
The 10th International Asia Pacific ICT Awards were contested by a total of 180 nominations from 16 member economies for 16 categories. The Awards aim to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.