Weekly review #191 - 15th March

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

First up this week, Indra will play a critical role in one of the most pioneering projects for the air traffic management industry. From 2024, Hungarian air navigation service provider HungaroControl aims to remotely manage Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport from a state-of-the-art digital remote tower centre located outside of the airport area. Indra will provide a complete and integrated technology platform for the centre. The system has been successfully approved in the first factory acceptance test and is already being deployed on-site.

Next, FREQUENTIS and LVNL have extended their integrated tower solution at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. LVNL, the ANSP of the Netherlands, has been completing a tower modernisation program with Frequentis since 2017 to modernise its end-to-end tower infrastructure, starting with replacing paper flight strips with an Electronic Flight Strips System (EFSS), the Frequentis smartSTRIPS system. “The Frequentis state-of-the-art ATM platform, MosaiX, for Amsterdam Schiphol airport tower has laid the foundation for more organised data exchange between applications through the MosaiX service bus. It also simplifies the integration of future applications,” says Marcel Bakker, General Manager Systems & Infrastructure at LVNL.

In other news, Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Germany’s DFS Aviation Services (DAS) have inked a contract for the supply of Air Traffic Control systems that will enhance the capabilities and quality standards of the city’s airspace. To handle the exponential growth of Dubai and the need for state-of-the-art systems to cope with the high requirements in Air Traffic Management, dans is keen to continuously develop its air traffic control and management infrastructure to partake in the foresighted demand.

Finally, Saab has successfully completed the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) project for Uljin and Muan airport in South Korea, including placement of multilateration (MLAT) sensors with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) capability. The project is completed by the signing of the site acceptance test protocols.

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