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Finmeccanica: Advanced Seamless Air Traffic Control System Fully Operational in Turkey

The world’s first system to provide seamles

Issue 67

Finmeccanica, though its Security & Information Systems Division, has delivered a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) system for Turkey and brought it into fully operational service. The system, which was acquired by Turkey’s General Directorate of State Airports (DHMI), strengthens ATC capabilities across the entire national airspace. The ATC system’s introduction into service is a key milestone in Turkey’s SMART project (Systematic Modernisation of ATM Resources Turkey), aimed at enhancing the country’s ATC infrastructure and services.

Deployed in Ankara, the system supports air traffic management operations in 50 of Turkey’s airspace sectors (both upper and lower) located in Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Ercan, Dalaman and Bodrum. The system connects more than 20 remote control towers encompassing over 600 ATC-related workstations. Uniquely in the field of international ATC, Finmeccanica’s system provides testing, simulation and training missions as well as a seamless disaster-recovery capability. In the event of a disaster, air traffic operations safely and swiftly moves from Ankara to Istanbul with no loss of data or system performance. Flight information from the regions is securely transferred, along with communications between ATC operators and pilots, airlines and airports.