Airservices Displays Latest New Tower Technology at the Australian International Airshow
Victoria, Australia (News4us.com) March 01, 2011
The technology to be rolled out by Airservices to air traffic control towers around the country will be on display for the first time at this year’s Australian International Airshow.
The new suite of tower technology will combine flight and operational data, surveillance and voice communications into a single integrated, tower specific layout.
It will provide tower controllers with up to four customisable touch screens displaying electronic flight strips, operational information, weather, terminal area and, where available, surface surveillance (radar) data.
New towers being constructed in Melbourne, Adelaide, Rockhampton and Broome will be the first to receive the equipment before it is rolled out to the remaining towers as they are refurbished or rebuilt.
Visitors to Airservices stand in the Expo Pavillion (Hall B) will also be able to try their hand at air traffic control in both an en route and partial tower simulator.
The simulators are used by Airservices to train air traffic controllers at its dedicated Learning Academy in Melbourne.
One of Australia’s largest fire fighting vehicles, an ultra-large Mk8 Rosenbauer ‘Panther’, will be on display outside near the Australian Defence Force display area.
The aviation fire fighting vehicle, valued at more than $1m, is capable of projecting water or foam over 85 metres and can discharge 80 litres a second. It is one of Airservices specialised vehicles that enable aviation fire fighters at 21 airports around Australia to respond to any incident on an aerodrome within
The Australian International Airshow begins Tuesday 1 March with a range of trade displays showcasing the latest technology and products to industry and government, before the gates are open to the public on Friday 4 March.
Airservices is a major sponsor of the Australian International Airshow, providing air traffic control and aviation rescue and fire fighting services to ensure all visiting aircraft and those participating in the flying displays are safe at all times.
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