June 25, 2013
Thomas Cook selects Thales to provide set of avionics solutions
Thomas Cook has recently selected Thales to provide a set of avionics solutions including Flight Management System, Surveillance products and the new On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS) on their new Airbus A320 and A321. Under the terms of this agreement, Thomas Cook will be among the first airlines in the world to equip their Single Aisle aircraft with the On-Board Airport Navigation System (OANS), a fully integrated and avionic certified airport moving map developed by Thales for Airbus. This brand new product, already flying on A380 in many airlines, is enabling all the future ground surveillance and situational awareness capabilities currently in work. Thales will also equip Thomas Cook aircraft with the new generation of dual Flight Management System (FMS) where Thales’s worldwide market share is more than 60%. Finally part of this selection agreement is the latest integrated surveillance suite known as T3CAS that includes TCAS (Traffic and Collision Avoidance System), TAWS Terrain Awareness Warning System) and Transponder functions. The T3CAS includes the latest Airbus solution ADS-B IN capabilities (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) known as ATSAW (Air Traffic Situational Awareness). The system also includes a Mode S Transponder DO 260A and a certified change 7.1 TCAS meeting the latest mandate.