St Marteen’s emerald skies to be managed by Thales air traffic management
A programme deployed in 7 months
The programme, which will be deployed in a record 7 months will see the implementation of the TopSky-ATC and STAR NG primary radar co-mounted with the Thales RSM970S secondary radar. This will provide controllers with the latest in automation & radar technologies, and be instrumental in bringing back more airline traffic, as St Maarten and its neighboring islands recover from the damage caused by the hurricanes and once again start welcoming holidaymakers.
But the Island’s ambitions do not stop at recovery. The choice of deploying the most advanced ATM systems on the market is also testament to their wish to reinforce the island’s position as the air transport hub for the eastern Caribbean, and serve the needs of the entire region.
200 radars, 30 air traffic control centres
After Dominican Republic, Jamaica & Aruba, St Maarten becomes the 4th user of TopSky ATC in the Caribbean region. With over 200 radars and 30 air traffic control centers in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay and as well as navigation aids (Navaids) systems in operation in nearly all the countries of the region, Thales confirms its strong leadership in Latin America & the Caribbean.
Thales is proud to be chosen by St. Marteen to help them fulfill their ambition of returning the island to its natural beauty and safety. As the leader in ATC Radars in Latin America, Thales reinforces its commitment to the region, adding another important reference in St. Marteen.”