Australia Selects Thales for Air Navigation Service
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Comments

Australia announced an A$1.2 billion (US$937 million) contract with Thales for the delivery and deployment of the OneSKY program to modernize and integrate the Australian airspace. Airservices Australia, the country’s air navigation service provider, manages the largest airspace in the world, totaling more than 11 percent of the globe.

The ambition is to ensure the seamless integration of all civil and military air traffic over an area totaling 53 million square kilometers, about equal to the combined surface of North America, Central America, South America and China.

The program will deploy Thales’s four key digital technologies — connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. OneSKY is designed to provide quantifiable reductions in travel times, delays and achieve CO2 emission reductions and fuel burn reductions while maintaining Australian air sovereignty, thus protecting its citizens, delivering clear economic, environmental and security benefits.

OneSKY is a civil military airspace integration project and calls for the modernization of the Australian and associated oceanic airspace. The program aims to enable Australia to safely manage and benefit from the rapid increase in air travel during the next 20 years.

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