PCCW Solutions will provide a Control Tower Simulator (CTS) solution to the Middle South Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China.
PCCW Solutions, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's telecommunications provider PCCW, has won a contract to this end and will design, deliver and implement the CTS system.
One of the seven regional units of the Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Middle South regional bureau is responsible for managing the airspace of Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces.
The company has previously implemented a CTS System for East China Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China and through the new contract, will now cover major provinces administered by the Middle South and East China bureaus.
Air traffic safety
PCCW Solutions notes that the CTS solution provides training for tower controllers and has the ability to simulate a real-life air traffic environment based on virtual reality technology.
The CTS solution also supports preparation, progress, recording, playback and evaluation of training.
By implementing this solution, PCCW will help enhance civil aviation safety through improved training in terms of quality and effectiveness.
"The market potential for air traffic control systems in China is huge in the wake of burgeoning air traffic and the expansion of airport infrastructure in recent years," said George Fok, PCCW Solutions' managing director. "With our world-class technologies and proven track record in running largescale and sophisticated IT projects, PCCW Solutions will work closely with the Air Traffic Management Bureau to raise air traffic safety and efficiency."
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