ACSS Teams With CAAC, Juneyao Airlines and Airbus to Conduct First-Ever Flight Demonstrations of ADS-B In System in China

PHOENIX, December 7, 2017 – ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, announced today the first successful Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In jetliner flight demonstrations in China. The demonstrations were performed on three A321 aircraft on approach to Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport and were conducted in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC); Juneyao Airlines, a Shanghai-based commercial and cargo carrier; and Airbus. The Air Traffic Situational Awareness (ATSA) Enhanced Visual Separation on Approach (VSA) ADS-B In application was hosted on ACSS’s T3CAS® Integrated Surveillance System and seamlessly integrated into the cockpit displays.

“We are pleased to collaborate with the CAAC, Juneyao Airlines and Airbus on this ADS-B In demonstration to enhance aviation safety and efficiency in China,” said Terry Flaishans, President of ACSS. “These important applications play an integral role in effective operations and complement communication, navigation, surveillance, air traffic management modernization and ADS-B initiatives in China and around the world.”

ACSS ADS-B solutions, including the T3CAS system, offer increased safety and efficiency in flight and on the ground, and enable timely compliance with worldwide ADS-B mandates. The T3CAS system’s ability to host ACSS’s ADS-B In applications enhances operator efficiency, as well as pilot and air traffic management situational awareness and decision making in all phases of flight, including flight-level change performance in Non-Radar Airspace (NRA), such as oceanic flights.

The T3CAS is a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) that can host any combination of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) and Mode S Transponder with ADS-B In/Out capability. The system combines multiple products into a single 4- or 6-Modular Concept Unit (MCU) LRU that reduces size, weight, wiring requirements and power consumption.

About ACSS
Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), 70 percent owned by L3 and 30 percent owned by Thales, is a joint venture managed by L3’s Aviation Products sector. ACSS designs and manufactures products for all aircraft and helicopter segments, and supports products for air transport and regional airlines, business aviation, and helicopter, General Aviation (GA) and military aircraft operators. ACSS produces avionics systems that increase safety, situational awareness and efficiency for commercial and military flight operators. More than 75,000 ACSS products are operating in commercial, corporate and military aircraft. Thales Avionics is the exclusive air transport sales and support agent of ACSS products. For information about ACSS, visit For information about Thales Avionics, visit

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About L3 Technologies
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at

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