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Thales modernises air traffic management at Egypt’s Hurghada and Taba International Airports

8 March 2016

At World ATM Congress 2016, Thales announces that the Egyptian National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) has selected Thales for the replacement and renewal of the ATM systems at Hurghada and Taba International Airports.

Under the project, Thales will deploy TopSky - ATC, TopSky - Tower, primary and secondary radar, and communication systems. Following the completion of the projects, the airports will receive enhanced safety and efficiency to address increasing levels of air traffic.

NANSC and Thales have partnered to modernise the Egyptian airspace for over 35 years. Over that period, Thales has been involved in many different programmes including the Cairo Air Navigation Centre starting in 1982, and all its subsequent modernisations in 1998 and 2012. The modernisation of the Emergency System tested in operation in 2015. In 2006 and 2007, Thales provided radar stations for Cairo, Assyut, Aswan, Hurghada, Mersah Matruh and Dakhla. In 2009, Thales assisted the Egyptian Aviation Academy by providing an ATC simulator and also supplied a contingency system to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Finally, in 2010, Thales, in cooperation with the Egyptian company Orascom, supplied the Air Traffic Control Tower system for a new Tower at Cairo Airport.

“With its strategic location, Egypt’s airspace helps to bridge the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia. Partnering with Thales to modernise our ATM systems at Hurghada and Taba supports our mission to provide safe, orderly, expeditious and efficient air traffic management to this vital corridor.”
- Hesham Abdel Azim, NANSC Vice Chairman.

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