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Major Administration Plan

Major Administration Plan

The Air Navigation and Weather Services CAA, MOTC (Hereinafter referred to as ANWS) aims at improving the air traffic safety and the service quality of the Taipei Flight Information Region (Taipei FIR) and attaining the organization’s goal to become the best air traffic service provider in the Asia-Pacific region. The major administration plans are as follows:

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport New Air Traffic Control Tower Construction Project

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport control tower was taken into operation in 1979. The current daily air traffic has exceeded eight times the initial volume back then. The average daily air traffic had reached over 670 flights by 2017. Considering the continuing growth of the air traffic and integrating all kinds of equipment for monitoring weather, air and ground traffic required for becoming the new control tower automated  system. We therefore undertake the “Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Complex Construction Project.”

Schedule

2013-2019

Budget

TWD 1,271,720,000

Project Content

The plan includes the design of the Taoyuan airport air control tower complex construction, construction, landscape, and implementation of the automated control tower system along with handling relevant training and system transfers.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Fulfills the needs of the air traffic service: The volume of air traffic is expected to grow to 30-40 thousand flights in the next 20 years.

  2. Improve air traffic safety: The height of the control tower is 62m (65m including the antenna), and it enhances the tower’s visibility.

  3. Enhance air traffic service efficiency: Establish a comprehensive complex that supports air traffic control and Aeronautical Meteorological Services.

The Taipei FIR ILS Replacement Project

According to the CAA, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications “Navaids Facility Current Status Analysis and Future Planning”, and international trends, the Instrument Landing System (ILS/DME) is still the most used precision instrument approach equipment for all airports of the region. In order to ensure the operational stability of the Instrument Landing System (ILS/DME) for all airports, aged navaids and the related accessory equipments will be replaced over the course of five years and new equipment will be adopted using the method of “lump sum purchase throughout several years” from 2017-2021. The plan is to install new navaids at nine airports.

Schedule

2017-2021

Budget

TWD 384,420,000

Project Content

The project purchases ten of the Instrument Landing System(ILS), five Localizer Directional Aids (LDA) and fifteen other pieces of distance measuring equipment(DME) as well as one ILS/DME training simulator.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Reduce the inventories of the system parts (components), efficiently saving government funding.

  2. No need to compile multiple sets of the training materials, and efficiently simplify the personnel training regimen.

  3. Simplifying and unifying maintenance procedures to ensure availability and reliability of the system.

  4. The maintenance personnel receives the same maintenance training to facilitate moving and transferring staff, and effectively relieve issues of insufficient maintenance manpower.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Control Tower simulator system implementation project

Taoyuan International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower was taken into operation in 1979 and the volume of air traffic has increased every year. By 2017, the average daily air traffic had reached more than 670 flights. In addition, continuous airport expansion has made airside operation more complicated, increasing the difficulty of managing the flight information for the airport. To make the ATC  controllers familiar with every type of possible circumstance and develop the capabilities for handling such situations, the “Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Simulator System implementation Project.

Schedule

2018-2019

Budget

TWD 85,354,000

Project Content

The project implements a 360 degree simulator system, a backup system, and the remote workstation.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Utilize the user friendly operating interface of the new control tower simulator system to establish the domestic airport environments to provide training for the control tower controllers.
  2. Based on the training objectives, design training themes at different levels and turn special incidents at airports into case studies to enhance the tower controllers’ competence capability for various situations.

Replacement of the air traffic control Digital Voice Communication Switching System (DVCSS)

  1. The Digital Voice Communication Switching System (DVCSS) packages were progressively implemented from 1999 until 2006. By 2018-2019, they were 19  to 13 years old (DVCSS service life is 8 years). The existential repair parts and components are no longer produced and need to be replaced. This is needed to increase the equipment availability and ensure air traffic safety.
  2. In order to enhance the service quality of the provided air traffic information by the controllers at each air traffic control tower, this plan will be organized and processed by ensuring safety and quickly managing the takeoff/landing traffic on the ground/air through fully monitoring the status of the aircraft, vehicles and personnel within the airport and hangars.

Schedule

2018-2019

Budget

TWD 94,500,000

Project Content

The project replaces the DVCSS equipment for the seven airport control towers of Songshan, Matsu Nangan, Matsu Beigan, Kinmen, Magong, Hengchun and Taitung, and implements two simulators and purchases one set spare parts.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Increase ATC service quality and promote aviation safety for every airport control tower.

  2. Promote the mutual dispatching flexibility between the avionics maintenance personnel and to effectively relieve the lack of the manpower.

  3. Increase the maintenance exchanges between the avionics maintenance personnel, enhance avionics maintenance personnel’s maintenance quality, directly or indirectly increasing the equipment availability.

  4. Decrease the purchase cost of the spare parts, simplify the administration procedure for the logistics supply.

Air Traffic Management Automation System (ATMAS) Mid-life Upgrade Project

The Air Traffic Management Automation System (ATMAS) was implemented in 2007, and came into operation in 2011, which means the hardware of this system has been in use for over 9 years. Many suppliers have stopped providing hardware support and this poses difficulties for system maintenance and purchasing upgrading parts. In order to ensure the system’s service life, ANWS has planned an mid-life upgrade to replace hardware and upgrade the required software functions, so that ATMAS is able to satisfy the ATM operational demands of Taipei FIR until 2029.

Schedule

2019-2021

Budget

TWD 974,473,000

Project Content

The project includes upgrading the hardware equipment and enhancing the software of the ATMS in the North ATS Park, South ATS Park and 11 control towers around Taiwan, as well as integrating the updated software versions of the DVCSS, upgrading the server and workstation hardware, replacing the DIVOS system at the North and South ATS Parks and setting up a testing simulator system at the North ATS Park.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Make sure the system complies with the latest international standards or recommended practices, extending the duration of service length and enhancing the system’s function to ensure air traffic control safety.

  2. Maintain smooth ATM operation and conduct highly-efficient air traffic control services in Taipei FIR.

The project for Eluanbi and Sandiaojiao Enroute Radars Replacement

The long range airway radar for Eluanbi and Sandiaojiao (has been in service since 2001) will soon reach the end of its usable service life (15 years)and face the difficulty to find spare parts and components. The maintenance and the repair costs have also been in increasing. In order to ensure air traffic service quality and avoid negative impacts on airport operations, we have planned for a replacement with a new radar and the provision of advanced search information (ModeS function).

Schedule

2019-2021

Budget

TWD 676,421,000

Project Content

The project plans to purchase two sets of radar equipment for Eluanbi and Sandiaojiao and the maintenance of the radar room.

Anticipated Benefits

  1. Thoroughly solving the equipment aging issue and reducing the failure rate, and ensuring the equipment availability ratio of reach above 99.5%.

  2. Completely replacing old radar by ModeS secondary radar to avoid interence affecting the flight transponder signals, thus increasing the efficiency of interrogation of Secondary Radar and the precision of the flight positioning.

  3. Meeting the demand of the Taipei Flight Information Region (Taipei FIR), and increasing the air traffic control sorties by 5% to 7% per year in the next coming 15 years.

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