Zambia selects Thales TopSky for ATM system
Zambia's Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication has chosen Thales for the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of the country's air traffic management and radar surveillance system following an international competitive tender.
Zambia joins an extensive community of African countries that use Thales systems and pursue regional harmonisation; an initiative strongly supported by Thales.
Thales will supply its TopSky-air traffic control system, to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka and Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone.
The Thales system will be delivered alongside two primary radars and two secondary surveillance radars equipped with full Mode S. All systems are fully compliant with the new ICAO Flight Plan 2012 format and Eurocontrol standards.
Before Zambia, other African countries - including Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa - have deployed this air traffic automation and surveillance system. Zambia will therefore benefit from a greatly enhanced air traffic management network, seamlessly interoperable with all other regional systems, most of which are also equipped by Thales.
Thales said that more than 70% of the continent’s control centres now feature TopSky-ATC which is used by over 16,000 controllers globally.