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Leidos' SkyLine-X replaces New Zealand's ATM platform

Posted 8 December 2023

Leidos has replaced Airways New Zealand's existing domestic Air Traffic Management (ATM) platform with its SkyLine-X ATM system, which will support the full domestic structure of New Zealand's airspace.

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The deployment marks a significant step forward in the continued delivery of safe and efficient air navigation services across the New Zealand airspace.

"We are thrilled to support Airways New Zealand's deployment of our SkyLine-X system," said Ed Sayadian, Senior Vice President and Operations Manager at Leidos. "Reaching this milestone demonstrates a collaborative commitment to create an air traffic management system fit for the future. SkyLine-X's technology increases resilience and flexibility and paves the way for sustainable solutions for air traffic management."

The deployment replaces Airways New Zealand's existing domestic ATM platform with a new system featuring a virtual multi-channel architecture for resilience against common mode and cyclical failures. It also introduces a new surveillance tracker for enhanced safety and an upgraded modeler that will help Airways move towards Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), which would increase air traffic throughput.

"By working closely with Leidos, our in-house software team has been able to tailor a new mission critical system to our needs," said Geoff Peck, Chief Information Officer at Airways New Zealand. "The relationship between our technical team and Leidos has been critical to creating a platform that will allow us to deliver even safer, more efficient and sustainable services into the future."

SkyLine-X will support the full domestic structure of New Zealand's airspace, covering all tower, approach and en-route systems.

Leidos is a partner to the UK government and the Scottish government as well as having key client partners in transportation and energy. Leidos employs 1,200 people across the UK supporting technology and business process transformation programmes for clients such as the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Metropolitan Police Service and NATS.







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