Air Traffic Systems


Copperchase Air Traffic Systems specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and support of ATC Communications and Data Management Systems. The company objectives are to provide innovative messaging solutions based on the latest available technology to our selected customer base.

Existing Copperchase Message Processing and ATC Data & Systems & Engineering users are worldwide; they include UK MoD, Departments of Civil Aviation, Airports and Airlines.

Recent significant contracts currently in progress or implemented by Copperchase include ATC systems for Turkey, Mauritius, Namibia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mongolia, Nigeria, Mozambique and numerous UK regional airports. Many variants of Copperchase ATC systems are currently running in approximately 80% of UK airports including Heathrow and Gatwick where AFMAILER has been installed for BAA.

Copperchase believes that experience gained working in its selected market environments makes it ideally placed for the implementation of this project.


The Copperchase team has gained extensive skills by specialising in the provision of messaging and ATC systems for over twenty years. Copperchase have installed over thirty major communications centres as well as several hundred smaller AFTN gateways, Flight Data Systems and terminals throughout the world. Based on these contracts the Copperchase team has gained extensive messaging experience working with professional aviation and communication users.

Copperchase skills span equipment ranging from large AFTN and Data Systems to smaller PC based messaging terminals used at airports for flight planning and aircraft movement purposes.

Additional skills have been gained by new developments for aviation users in addition to working closely with the UK CAA and MoD on the development of bespoke message processing solutions for their needs.


Copperchase has its own secure office premises at Poole, Dorset, and Newcastle, United Kingdom, with sufficient resources, capabilities and expertise to handle any major project. The company maintains a specialist team comprising Sales & Marketing; Customer Services and Aviation Development Departments.

The company is well resourced in terms of equipment, maintaining its own in-house fault tolerant network and fileĀ­servers for development and administration purposes. Latest technology computers are continuously acquired to ensure full software compatibility in addition to ensuring that all staff members are kept abreast of developments.

Copperchase have experience of supporting systems in the UK and overseas, and provides telephone support in addition to regular system software upgrades.