Korea has succeeded in developing an aviation control system on its own. Until now, Korea has imported 100 percent of the aviation control systems it uses.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on June 4 that it issued a performance qualification certificate to Hanjin Information Systems for its domestically-developed aviation control system. The certificate is provided for R&D equipment complying with the technical standards according to the Aviation Act.
The Ministry has worked on the system since 2007 with Hanjin Information Systems and Inha University. The government has invested 25.1 billion won (US$24.6 million) in the project, and the participating companies have invested 8.4 billion won (US$8.2 million). The ministry has tested the compatibility across 112 evaluation items, including system design, production, performance testing, and management check-ups by controllers and flight tests.
The newly-developed system comes with all of the functions of existing imported systems. In addition, it is more excellent when it comes to some functions such as weather radar interlocking and abnormality warnings.