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Australia progressing towards single ATM system

December 04, 2018 / ELLIS TAYLOR

Australia’s plan to combine military and civil air traffic management in a single system is progressing under the OkeSky initiative, with some centers now operating on a unified voice communications system. Airservices Australia says that air traffic management services in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth have moved to the Civil-Military ATM System (CMATS) voice communication system, with Brisbane to follow in 2019. The new CMATS voice communications system enables greater efficiency of our air traffic resources, enhances safety outcomes and minimizes service disruptions,” says Airservices chief executive Jason Harfield.