The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe initiated a $150m airport expansion project in 2013 to boost the tourism in Victoria Falls.
The Victoria Falls International Airport (VFIA) is one of the main airports in Zimbabwe and mainly serves the tourism industry, handling long-distance flights from the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The project includes the expansion of the existing runway and the construction of a 4,000m second runway, a new 20,000m² terminal building, an inside road network and new airport car parks. It also includes the construction of a new fire station and airport control tower.
ACAMS is contracted to supply its integrated tower solution (I-TWR) for the new tower. ACAMS will supply a turnkey solution to integrate new and existing systems/sensors into a common working environment and a common access platform.
This platform will be the ACAMS Integrated Control and Monitoring system. All integrated systems/sensors will be accessible from the ACAMS controller working positions (CWPs) to provide real-time, screen-based online status and monitoring information in one common graphical user interface (GUI).
This system comprises the following functions:
- Airfield ground lighting control
- Meteorological information display
- Navigational aids status control and monitoring
- Time synchronisation and display
- AFTN / AMHS display
- Video surveillance and magnetic lock control
- Data logging
- Crash alarm and intercom hotlines (fire station)
- Technical monitoring
- Notice board
- Flight strip display and printing
- VHF direction finding display
The solution will be supplied through ADB Airfield Solutions.
For more information, please contact ACAMS.