SOURCE: Era Corporation

March 11, 2008 10:06 ET

Aerothai Selects Era for Nationwide ADS-B Surveillance Network

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai), Thailand's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), has selected Era to provide a nationwide ADS-B surveillance network. The network will consist of MSS ground stations placed across the entire country and will provide comprehensive next-generation surveillance coverage throughout Thailand and much of the surrounding territory.

Aerothai provides air traffic control and aeronautical services for the entire Thai airspace. During the last several years, Aeorthai has seen tremendous growth in its airspace use and as a result, has begun investing to modernize its surveillance infrastructure.

ADS-B, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, is a critical component of future air traffic management systems. Aircraft with ADS-B avionics constantly and automatically transmit information such as speed, altitude, identification and direction of flight to other ADS-B equipped aircraft, as well as to air traffic control by way of ground stations, such as MSS by Era.

"The APAC region is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world," said Axel Bensch, Era's Director of Air Traffic Management Solutions in the Asia Pacific region. "We applaud Aerothai for their foresight into next-generation surveillance to create a nationwide infrastructure that will support the flight tracking of today's and tomorrow's aircraft."

"Thailand is an extremely important project for Era and we are thrilled to be working with Aerothai to enhance the nationwide surveillance infrastructure in Thailand," said Russell Hulstrom, Era's Vice President and General Manager, Air Traffic Management Solutions. "ANSPs around the world are looking to Era to bring them into the next-generation of surveillance, as no other system is better qualified to meet the demands of future growth than our MSS system."

MSS by Era is unique in that it can be coupled with Era's industry leading multilateration technology to make next-generation surveillance available today. Other recent selections for MSS include Singapore, Hamburg, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Munich.

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About Era

Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management, military, security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high-performance, high-reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic management and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era's investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation have resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Czech Republic.

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