Italian air navigation services provider ENAV has won a contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority to modernise equipment in the control tower at Tripoli International Airport.
Under the contract, ENAV will deliver and deploy three new workstations for air traffic controllers.
The company will also be responsible for the integration and deployment of ground-air-ground and ground-ground communication systems, as well as the infrastructure for data and wireless networks.
The new technical and operational infrastructure will provide all services required for air navigation. It is intended to ensure full operation and safety of the airport.
ENAV CEO Roberta Neri stated: “Operating in Libya has a strategic importance for ENAV. In fact, the southern part of the Italian airspace borders on the Libyan airspace, which is presently subject to strong limitations for commercial air traffic.
“The new control tower of Mitiga airport is to be completed in March, so by the end of next year, both airports will be fully operational also thanks to our support.
“Encouraging the development of air transport and flights between this country and Europe will enable us, in the future, to further increase the traffic flows of interest for our country and reinstate those routes that previously used to cross the Italian airspace.”
The €2m contract has an option for the supply and installation of meteorological technology components for an additional €900,000. ENAV plans to conclude works by the end of next year.
Currently, ENAV is helping to construct the new control tower and the technical building of Mitiga International Airport, which is the second aviation facility in Tripoli.