Weekly review #168 - 28th September

Weekly review

First up this week, HENSOLDT is looking to modernise the air traffic control systems of Austro Control. Schwechat Airport, Vienna, successfully accepted a combined primary and secondary radar of the ASR-NG type after thorough on-site tests. "Our ASR-NG offers the greatest possible safety for air travellers by combining primary and secondary radar," said Nicolas Debove, Head of Air Traffic Control at HENSOLDT." It enables reliable detection even of small aircraft that do not identify themselves by transponder signals, even in the 'radar shadow' of wind farms."

 

Next up, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has signed a contract with Jotron for the procurement of Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communication systems to be installed at more than 30 sites across Tanzania. These radio systems will be part of the planned continued improvement of VHF voice radio communication within Dar es Salaam Flight Information Region (DAR FIR) by replacing VHF relay stations and installing Area Control Centre (ACC), Approach and Tower backup for Dar es Salaam together with all ancillary equipment.

 

In other news, ONUR will provide its state-of-the-art IP based OCS-NG4000 Voice Communication System and ORS-IP2000 Voice Recording & Replay System to Çukurova Regional Airport whose forecasted capacity is to be 12 million passengers annually. With more than 400 fielded VCS/VRS systems globally, ONUR is one of the most innovative and dynamic members of the air traffic management community.

 

Finally, the 32nd EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot shows how continuous descent operations can help improve vertical flight efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions as well as noise levels near airports. EUROCONTROL supports stakeholders to improve operations in order to further reduce vertical inefficiencies around airports where possible and to maintain improved performance levels as traffic recovers.

 

Looking for a new episode of Radar Contact? Well, you're in luck. This time we spoke about ATM Business Transformation and Growth with Norbert Haslacher of Frequentis AG. Click here to listen now.

 

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  • Tetra Tech to support civil aviation programme in Mexico - US-based engineering company Tetra Tech has secured a contract from the US Trade and Development Agency to facilitate a civil aviation programme in Mexico.
  • ONUR install its system in Çukurova Airport - ONUR in Çukurova Airport with its next generation Voice Communication and Recording & Replay Systems.
  • Milestone for CERTIUM Locate from Rohde & Schwarz - CERTIUM Locate, the direction finding system from Rohde & Schwarz, has received final acceptance from HungaroControl. In 2020, the ANSP awarded Rohde & Schwarz a contract for seven R&S DF-ATC-S direction finders in combination with a central location server to interface with the main ATM system.
  • TCAA will deploy Jotron VHF radio systems in Tanzania - Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority has signed a contract with Jotron for the procurement of VHF radio communication systems to be installed at more than 30 sites across Tanzania. In addition to VHF radio systems, Jotron will also supply and install Voice Communication Systems and Jotron Ricochet Recording systems.

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