Lockheed’s SkyLine automated air traffic management has begun operating at Kazakhstan’s Aktobe area control centre (ACC) and three remote towers.

The SkyLine ATM is a comprehensive automation system that includes flight data and surveillance data processing capabilities that can function as a tower, terminal area or as a procedural or flow monitoring system service.

The system that can be configured to suit user needs and will provide en route, approach and tower control at the Aktobe ACC and the airfields at Uralsk, Atyrau, and Aktau.

Kazakhstan’s air navigation authority Kazaeronavigatsia has installed the system under a major modernisation programme to achieve the highest standards of quality, safety and security in air traffic management for the region.

Lockheed’s air sovereignty system has also been installed at the Astana area control centre, which provides air surveillance across the country and is the foundation for an interagency coordination centre in the city.

Kazaeronavigatsia director general Sergey Kulnazarov said that they have been pleased to work with Lockheed Martin on this project, which enhances the safety, capacity and reliability of our national airspace.

“It has significantly advanced our progress toward achieving an integrated, national ATM programme,” Kulnazarov said.

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The system achieved site acceptance earlier this year and completed the transition in late June 2009.