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AIR Avionics Shows Off Updates to Air Traffic Collision Avoidance System

AIR Avionics Debuts Updated CAS at AERO Friedrichshafen

At the AERO Friedrichshafen 2024, AIR Avionics, a leading German manufacturer of avionics systems, unveiled significant updates to its AIR Traffic collision avoidance products, which are crucial for enhancing flight safety in Europe's congested skies. These systems are heavily relied upon by thousands of pilots daily, ensuring safer navigation through busy airspace.

The updated features, which were introduced during the expo, include a comprehensive overhaul of the traffic depiction on AIR Traffic Display units. This redesign aims to simplify the visual presentation of nearby aircraft, allowing pilots to assess and react to potential conflicts more quickly and effectively. Such improvements are particularly vital in regions with dense aerial traffic, helping to reduce the risk of in-air collisions.

Tobias Fetzer, Chief Technology Officer at AIR Avionics, emphasized the commitment to improving situational awareness for pilots. "The most important goal of our traffic systems is to support looking ahead. We are working hard to minimize the time it takes to identify traffic," Fetzer stated. This approach helps pilots spend less time looking down at instruments and more time scanning the skies, a practice that significantly contributes to flight safety.

The company has not only focused on technological enhancements but also on accessibility of these advancements to users. The new functionalities have been made available through free software updates, reflecting AIR Avionics' dedication to keeping its systems up-to-date without additional costs to the users. Marc Förderer, Chief Operating Officer, explained this strategy: "It is important to us that a broad base of customers benefit from our innovations. That's why it was an important development goal for us right from the start to make products expandable so that new functions can also be introduced later without great effort."



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