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Thales to deliver a virtualised Conflict Detection and Alerting Solution to support Norwegian air traffic controllers

  • Thales will deliver the world’s most advanced, innovative safety nets to support Norwegian air traffic controllers and contribute to maintaining the highest levels of safety in the Norwegian airspace.
  • The Safety Nets Server guarantees earlier conflict detection and a lower nuisance alert rate than other safety nets solutions.
  • The contract is further evidence of Thales’s leading position in European air traffic management (ATM).

Following an international competitive tender, Avinor Air Navigation Services, the Norwegian Air Navigation Service provider has chosen Thales to supply their new Safety Nets Server. The technology will be deployed at Oslo, Stavanger and Bodo Air Traffic Control centres and will be integrated into a fully virtualised environment.

Based on the TopSky-Safety Nets, a core component of Thales’ market leading TopSky-Air Traffic Control (ATC) product, this innovative technology guarantees earlier conflict detection and a lower nuisance alert rate than other safety nets solutions. Thales system will help Avinor Air Navigation Services’s controllers keeping the Norway skies safe as well as to support Avinor Air Navigation Services in the work on climate and environmental challenges within aviation for reducing greenhouse gas emission. Following TopSky-Safety Nets commissioning Thales will provide long term maintenance and support services for at least five years.

Thales’ solution, with its unique multi-hypothesis algorithm, is an enabler for airspace efficiency improvements and increased demand for air travel in the coming decades. Developed under stringent safety and security requirements, TopSky – Safety Nets fully conforms to Eurocontrol safety nets specifications and offers the most complete set of functions. Thales’ solution will help Avinor Air Navigation Services rise to even higher safety and security records.

– Thales is proud to be chosen as the supplier to Avinor Flysikring in their efforts to enhance flight safety. Modern technology can assist experts in their decision making. The technology we now provide to Norwegian air traffic controllers (ATC) for earlier conflict detection, will enhance flight safety and efficient traffic operation. This another example of how Thales technology can create better solutions for Norway, says Nils Holm Toverud, CEO Thales in Norway.

Avinor Air Navigation Services joins over 40 Air Navigation Service Providers across the globe that have already chosen TopSky – Safety Nets for their ATC centres.