Case study

Civil Aviation Administration of China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau

The Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC/ATMB) oversees national air traffic services, civil aviation communications, navigation, and surveillance, and aviation meteorology and flight information. In the mid-2010s the server performing data analysis and compilation experienced repeated machine failures, which undermined the stability of their entire Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) systems. They decided to move over to the Stratus ftServer platform to ensure the continuous availability of the ADS-B air traffic control system.