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10:37 AM, February 26, 2018
Thales to Deploy World’s Largest Air Traffic Control System in Australia
Thales OneSKY air traffic management system

Airservices Australia and the Australian Defence Force have signed an AUS $1.2bn (€777m) contract for the delivery and deployment of the OneSKY air traffic control system programme.

The country’s air navigation service provider, Airservices Australia, manages the largest airspace in the world, totaling over 11% of the globe.

The OneSKY installation by Airservices Australia will ensure the seamless integration of all civil and military air traffic over an area totaling 53 million square kilometers, approximately equal to the combined surface of North America, Central America, South America and China.

OneSKY is the world’s most advanced civil military airspace integration project and calls for the modernization of the Australian and associated oceanic airspace.

OneSKY’s objective is to bring benefits for passengers, airlines and the economy whilst maintaining Australian air sovereignty and safety to citizens, and is a critical part of the national infrastructure necessary to underpin the future economic prosperity of Australia.