Airservices Australia signed a A$1.2 billion contract with Thales to modernize and integrate the country’s 53 million sq kilometers of airspace.

Belgocontrol awarded an Egis consortium a multi-lot framework contract to support its strategic, operational and technical transformation over the next three years.

Saab’s Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) has been deployed at Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport, Indonesia’s third largest airport serving over 19 million passengers per year.

Air traffic radar innovators HENSOLDT and Raytheon are joining forces to develop and market new air traffic control radars. These will include a fully integrated air surveillance radar for airports, combining HENSOLDT’s primary radar airport surveillance radar, its monopulse secondary surveillance radar and Raytheon’s Mode S monopulse secondary surveillance radar.

Germany’s air navigation services provider Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), through its wholly owned subsidiary DFS Aviation Services, formed a joint venture with ANS communications specialist Frequentis to jointly deliver turnkey remote tower solutions worldwide.

Frequentis formed a strategic partnership with pioneering drone management platform and airspace integration start-up Altitude Angel to connect ATM to UTM and provide solutions that will allow UAVs to more safely co-exist in the shared airspace.

Weather radar systems specialist Leonardo, through its German subsidiary Selex ES, has been awarded a contract by the Bureau of Meteorology to deliver state-of-the-art C- and S-Band meteorological radars in Australia. The deed of supply has an initial term of four years and includes the option to be extended to up to 10 years. 

Brazilian company Atech, part of the Embraer Group, launched a mobile application, the eFPL-Janus Application, enabling users to file flight pans via smartphones. The app allows pilots, airlines and operators of aeronautical information services to submit flight plans online avoiding errors and incompatibility of information and reducing the need for manual corrections.