NTT DATA CORPORATION concluded a contract with Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on December 7, 2011
for the use of NTT DATA's PANADES Flight Procedure
Design System in JICA's "Project for the Capacity
Development for Transition to the New CNS/ATM Systems in
Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam" Technical Cooperation
project (*1). NTT DATA was selected after winning the bid
for a system for capacity development relating to the
design of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight
About the project
The PANADES system is to be introduced as an essential type
of equipment for the Technical Cooperation project being
designed for the Civil Aviation Administration, and
Education and Training Agency, Ministry of Communications
of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The PANADES system will be
used from August 2012.
Vietnam will be the 3rd country that PANADES has been used
overseas after Thailand and Indonesia.
JICA has recently been working on Technical Cooperation
projects in the aviation sector for Southeast Asian
countries such as the Philippines and three Mekong
countries (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). In the east Mekong
region, JICA has been working on the "Project for the
Capacity Development for Transition to the New CNS/ATM
Systems in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam" Technical
Cooperation project with the State Secretariat of Civil
Aviation of Cambodia, Department of Civil Aviation and Air
Traffic Management of Laos, Civil Aviation Administration
of Vietnam and Vietnam Air Navigation Corporation. This
project is a 5-year plan for the transition to
next-generation aviation safety systems in the east Mekong
region beginning in January 2011. The project aims to
improve the efficiency and safety of air traffic, and
expand the airspace availability in the region. JICA will
provide support for capacity development for the design of
Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures, and
next-generation air safety training systems for air traffic
controllers and air navigation service engineers.
JICA invited tenders for equipment required for the
"Project for the Capacity Development for Transition
to the New CNS/ATM Systems in Cambodia, Lao PDR and
Vietnam", with NTT DATA's PANADES system being
used for capacity development relating to the design of
Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures. NTT
DATA concluded a contract with JICA on December 7, 2011 to
participate in this project.
The purpose of the PANADES system is to design aircraft
flight procedures based on international standards.
Designing flight procedures needs to consider numerous
factors including aircraft performance, landforms,
artificial obstacles and weather conditions for each
segment of design, and then accurately and faultlessly
conduct intricate calculations, such as complex geometric
computations or the calculation of various parameters
according to the characteristics of a given aircraft
category. PANADES has capability for automatic processing
of many of the complicated calculations required to design
flight procedures, and features the ability to
automatically create flight areas by entering a minimum of
parameters. This reduces the time required to design flight
procedures and enhances safety by ensuring the quality and
reliability of design output.
NTT DATA plans to work with group companies to expand sales
of the PANADES system to companies and organizations in the
flight procedure design business within Vietnam.
*1 "Technical Cooperation project"
Technical Cooperation projects combine three steps for
cooperation - "Dispatch of JICA Experts,"
"Acceptance of Training Participants" and/or
"Provision of Equipment" as part of a single
project conducted over a specified time period (from the
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