The TAAM software and services being delivered by Jeppesen will be used to set up a new fast-time simulation team to look at airspace and airport capacity issues stemming from increasing tourism in South Africa, and also the 2010 World Cup finals being hosted in several South African cities. Jeppesen will provide consultancy services and training to help the simulation team initially, along with standard product and project support.

Hennie Marais, senior manager ATM Planning, Research and Development for ATNS South Africa, said, "We chose Jeppesen for their proven ability to deliver best-in-class air traffic management solutions, as well as their expertise and experience in our knowledge domain. Jeppesen’s TAAM solution will extend our capabilities in investigating alternatives to the future requirements of our airspace and airports, and thus our ability to optimise the entire aviation operation in the region."

Ian Simpson, sales executive for Jeppesen, said, "Jeppesen has worked closely with ATNS to ensure that they will be able to develop a world-class fast-time simulator capability using the TAAM software and their new team of people. With a dramatic rise in inward tourism and the 2010 World Cup, it is essential that ATNS will be able to understand where capacity issues may arise and what can be done to manage both long term traffic increases, as well as the short-term traffic surge for the World Cup."

About ATNS

ATNS, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company of South Africa, provides an advanced air traffic management service for users operating within the designated South African airspace; implements and maintains a reliable navigation infrastructure; as well as provides air traffic management and technical training to both local and international delegates through our Aviation Training Academy.

Operations further include:

  • The supply of aeronautical information services, technical maintenance and aerodrome services
  • Alert, search and rescue co-ordination services
  • Management of the flexible use of airspace through the Central Airspace Unit (CAMU)
  • Support for special and special requirements such as test flights, demonstration flights, etc
  • The implementation and maintenance of a terrestrial-based navigational structure
  • The training of licensed air traffic controllers and technical staff through the ATNS Training Academy (ATA)

About Jeppesen

For more than 70 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations.  Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe.  Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Rail, Logistics & Terminals business unit of Jeppesen markets, develops, and implements systems for air and marine terminals, passenger and freight railways and postal and courier companies, worldwide. Clients using Jeppesen’s airspace modeling solutions include AENA, EUROCONTROL, FedEx, the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, The Mitre Corporation, Nav Canada, and Ricondo and Associates.