Air traffic management automation systems built by Raytheon have started operating at international airports in Dallas and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Raytheon’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System is an a FAA-approved terminal control automation platform used at Dallas Fort Worth airport, the company said Wednesday.
The AutoTrac III automation system is used in Dubai-based airports s such as the Minhad Air Force Base, Dubai International, Al Maktoum International, Sharjah International, Dubai World Central and Ras Al Khaimah International.
Dubai Approach Control uses Autotrac’s flight and surveillance data processing features to manage air traffic safety, the company says.
Joseph Paone, Raytheon’s air traffic systems director, said the company has worked with the FAA and Serco-managed Dubai Air Navigation Services to deploy the new air traffic systems.
Paone added the company aims to help Dallas and Dubai accommodate future increases in global air traffic.
Raytheon said the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System project, known as NextGen, is based on the company’s STARS platform.
More than 150 STARS systems operate at FAA and U.S. Defense Department air traffic control facilities.