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CAAS and Thales Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Air Traffic Management Technologies

Date:2018-02-08 17:05:26

LA DÉFENSE, France - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Thales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on developing new concepts of operations for air traffic management (ATM), as well as the next generation of ATM technologies. According to Thales, the MoU was signed by Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS, and Alex Cresswell, Thales Executive Vice President (EVP) for Land and Air Systems, on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow.
 
The MoU will facilitate cooperation in analyzing the impact digital trends have on the aviation ecosystem, applying artificial intelligence in ATM, and co-developing an ATM system architecture that is future-ready and flexible to allow new advanced technologies to be easily incorporated into operations. Mixed use of airspace for manned aircraft and drones will also be explored. These activities will support the development of the next generation of ATM operations that will be nimble, scalable and adaptable.