Airbus to train air traffic controllers in China
|January 6, 2011||Posted by Ocean Shipping Communication China under Air News||
EUROPEAN aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China have signed a memorandum of understanding that will task Airbus with ensuring the future expertise and quality of China’s air traffic management.
“This deal will help us greatly enhance our experience, and is expected to improve our air traffic efficiency,” Liu Wendi, media relations officer at the Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China, was quoted as telling Beijing-based Global Times.
“Air traffic management is an open project, and we are also in talks with other players in the US and the EU,” said Ms Liu.
According to a statement from Airbus “the partnership will cover 16 areas of cooperation ranging from research and development, concept and technology validation, support to deployment, airspace design and training. Airbus’ broad range of partners will also come into play, including Quovadis, Cassidian and DFS,” the report said.
It added, “covering the first period of implementation from 2010-2012, five projects have been selected such as supporting increased airspace capacity and ensuring urgent training needs are met.”
Source: Global Times