Saab HITT A-SMGCS Now Operational at Ho Chi Minh City’s International Airport. Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATMC) has commissioned their A-SMGCS at Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) International Airport for operational use.
August 19, 2013 – Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATMC), the air navigation service provider (ANSP) for Vietnam, has commissioned their HITT A3000 Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) International Airport for operational use. The A-SMGCS from HITT, an organization recently acquired by defense and security company Saab, provides air traffic controllers at Vietnam’s busiest airport with the location and identification of all aircraft on the airport’s runways and taxiways for improved safety and efficiency.
The A-SMGCS uses surveillance data from a new Surface Movement Radar (SMR) for the location and identification of all aircraft and vehicles operating on the airport’s runways and taxiways, with the ability to integrate multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance in the future. Further, the surveillance data is integrated with HITT’s Safety Logic conflict detection and alerting algorithms to provide controllers with advanced visual and audible warning of potential runway incursion situations. The system also features recording and replay of the voice communications synchronized with the traffic display picture and Visual Control Room, and apron controller working positions.
The A3000 from HITT is one of the industry’s most widely deployed A-SMGCS, with more than 40 sites around the world, including multiple locations in Europe (Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey and more), Asia (China, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam) and South America (Brazil).
“With the A3000, controllers at Tan Son Nhat are using one of the industry’s most advanced A-SMGCS, built on more than 15 years of continual development and real-world operating experience,” said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. “The A3000 also provides VATMC with a flexible system that can grow with the airport and expand to include solutions such as electronic flight strips and Collaborative Decision Making systems.”
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