Raytheon helping to manage growth at Dubai Airport
Nov. 14, 2011, Dubai, U.A.E. - Raytheon Company is on track to provide Dubai with one of the world’s most modern air traffic management systems to safely and efficiently meet Dubai’s ambitious airport and air traffic growth plans.
November 14, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
The company’s next-generation ATM system, AutoTrac III (AT3), installed at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport, is scheduled to be operational next year.
Raytheon is a global leader in ATM, with systems in more than 50 countries helping to control more than 60 percent of the world’s airspace. Raytheon has delivered air traffic control systems across the Middle East, including installations in the U.A.E., the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Iraq and Kurdistan.
“Raytheon’s next generation ATM automation system provides a high-performance, cost-effective solution for the world’s rapidly growing air traffic demands,” said Stephen DuMont, director of International ATM for Raytheon Network Centric Systems. “The system contains some of the most advanced surveillance and flight data processing systems available today, and we are extremely pleased that our partnership with Dubai Aviation City Corporation Engineering Projects and Dubai Air Navigation Services will give Dubai one of the world’s most modern ATM systems to safely and efficiently meet its ambitious aviation growth plans.”
Raytheon’s AT3 system will provide air traffic control automation for the Dubai terminal airspace and provide approach control services for Al Maktoum International, Dubai International, Sharjah International, and Al Minhad Airbase. The system will also support tower operations at the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airports. The AT3 system installed in Dubai includes advanced safety and efficiency features, such as multi-radar tracking capabilities, advanced flight data processing, advanced safety net functions, online data interchange, arrival and departure management, and electronic flight strips.
With its modern open architecture design and high-performance characteristics, Raytheon’s AT3 system is fully adaptable and scalable to any ATM environment, ranging from a simple tower automation application to a fully integrated national multi-center system. The next-generation ATM technology presents information to the controller in a coherent, integrated fashion on a situation display. This information includes flight, surveillance, aeronautical and meteorological data, enabling the controller to make timely and efficient decisions to expedite the flow of air traffic.