Thales Announces 2 New Caribbean Air Traffic Contracts
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 | Comments

Thales announced two new Caribbean contracts. The Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) took delivery of air traffic management (ATM) systems developed by Thales as part of its efforts to modernize airspace management services across the island.

Six sites, including Kingston Air Traffic Control Center, Norman Manley and Sangster International Airports as well as three radar sites, were modernized with the systems, ensuring total coverage of the island and its airspace. At Mount Denham site, Thales deployed an L-band primary radar collocated with mode-S MSSR radar.

Thales is also responsible for support and logistics. This contract represents a major milestone for the JCAA, which ensures air safety for all international flights transporting the 1.4 million tourists flocking to this world-renowned destination.

St. Maarten’s SXM Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) chose Thales to rebuild its ATC infrastructure following the ravages of Hurricane Irma. St. Maarten will deploy the Thales ATC system and primary and secondary radars in record time.

St. Maarten was on one of the Caribbean island paradises badly hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The air traffic and airport infrastructure were particularly affected and the country has been working assiduously to restore its primary means of transportation to and from the island.

The country’s ambition is to go beyond restoration of services and it selected advanced systems to position the island paradise as a future hub for air transport for the eastern Caribbean.

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