Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract with the Southwest Regional Air Traffic Management (ATM) Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to supply a turnkey air traffic management system for the Kunming International Airport. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed. Under the contract, Raytheon will supply its latest field-proven AutoTrac II air traffic management system. A separate contract, a monopulse secondary surveillance radar for the same Kunming Airport, was signed last year.
“These two contracts represent the latest in a long term successful collaboration between Raytheon and the CAAC in supplying China with state-of-the-art air traffic management systems and radars for modernization of China’s aviation infrastructure,” said Andrew Goldman, vice president of International Air Traffic Management Systems at Raytheon. “Kunming Airport is one of the most important airports in China’s Southwest region, serving one of China’s busiest air routes. The installation of Raytheon’s AutoTrac II ATM system will allow the CAAC to significantly enhance its ATM capabilities for this region.”
Raytheon has been active in China’s air traffic control modernization process since the early 1990s and has delivered state-of-the-art primary radars, secondary radars and air traffic management systems to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai Pudong, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanchang, Xian, Kunming, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Zhoukou, Wuhan, and Shaoguan. Raytheon is also under contract to deliver additional systems to several other airports in China. Raytheon’s AutoTrac II ATM system is in operational service in more locations than any other modern ATM system. More than 350 systems have been delivered worldwide. AutoTrac II incorporates features to improve air safety, increase airspace capacity and provide air traffic controller efficiency while providing high performance and high reliability. The system is scalable to meet the requirements of all ATM domains including tower, terminal, and en route.