Boeing, Airbus Work With China On ATM Issues
By Adrian Schofield
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
It is widely accepted that there is tremendous growth potential in China's domestic air travel market. However, just as well-known are some of the air traffic management challenges that could hinder this expansion. China is increasingly looking to address these issues with the help of major international aerospace companies.
One goal is to boost air connectivity to cities in western China, and several companies have been involved in installing precision satellite-based approaches to increase the safety and reliability of services to airports in mountainous terrain. But in the eastern part of the country the problems are different—congestion and flight delays are becoming a major headache. And China is drawing on the expertise of Boeing and Airbus to address this challenge as well.