Atran Airlines, part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr
Group, has contracted Fokker Services in the Netherlands to
upgrade its Boeing 737-400SF freighter aircraft with the latest
version of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
Modernisation of its fleet will ensure Atran continues to operate
in full compliance with the requirements of Eurocontrol, the
international organisation composed of Member States of the E.U.
that oversees air traffic management.
Atran is upgrading its TCAS system from v.7.0 to
the new v7.1 in
accordance with the new European Commission mandate effective from
December 2015 that requires all aircrafts above 5,700kg Maximum
Take-off Weight or authorised to carry more than 19 passengers to
be equipped with the latest TCAS version.
Collision Avoidance System monitors the airspace around an
aircraft for other aircraft equipped with a corresponding active
transponder which may present a threat of mid-air collision.
new 7.1 version is able to implement corrective action in the case
of one of the crews not adhering to the TCAS recommendations.
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