Weekly review #174 - 9th November

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First up this week, Indra is set to acquire the Air Traffic Management line of business from within Selex ES Inc. (Leonardo Group) and is set to incorporate it into Indra Air Traffic Inc. Selex has installed air traffic navigation systems in 110 countries. The acquisition will enhance Indra’s product portfolio with solutions such as the only Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) fully qualified by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a recognized VOR used for en-route and approach navigation, and a TACAN, providing navigational information to military and civilian aircraft.


Next, Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, announced the first Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) system operational at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The system, developed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will reduce runway departure queues and allow for streamlined operations in the airport's air traffic control tower.


In other news, Rohde & Schwarz has successfully completed acceptance tests for Switzerland’s first Mobile Air Traffic Control Radio System (M.A.R.S.) project. Rohde & Schwarz has recently, in close collaboration with Skyguide, developed and delivered a customized mobile ATC shelter as part of the Mobile ATC Radio System (M.A.R.S.) project. The shelter includes a complete CERTIUM radio system, as well as a unique 24 volt on-board battery system that enables the shelter to operate without power for three hours.


Finally, AGS Airports has announced an agreement with ZeroAvia to explore the development of hydrogen fuel infrastructure and the regulatory framework requirements and resourcing required for delivering zero-emission flights from Aberdeen and Glasgow airports. The team at AGS, which owns and operates Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, will work closely with ZeroAvia’s specialist airport infrastructure team to assess the opportunities for hydrogen production onsite, as well as exploring potential commercial routes.


Ready for more Radar Contact? This week we spoke to Samuli Suokas, founder of Lektor Consulting which trains air traffic controllers worldwide. We spoke about the guest's journey from being an ATCO to now, the purpose of Lektor Consulting and more. Click here to listen.


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