M’Banza Congo airport in Angola has awarded a $12.5m contract to Indra to deploy ground and air systems at the airport.

This covers the operational, communication, security and control tower systems.

In the first phase, Indra will deploy its AODB-InBase, RMS-InUse, FIDS-InFlight systems, which have been designed to gather flight plans data, and resource allocation across the airport, as well as provide information to the passengers.

Indra will also deploy check-in and boarding systems at the airport.

For establishing a communication system at the airport, the firm will install data, telephony, Wi-Fi and tetra networks. 

The contract scope is also expected to include closed-circuit television video surveillance systems, access control, X-rays, perimeter security, a public address system as well as parking control technologies.

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Airside Indra will install its airspace management solution ManagAir, the landing systems, air navigation aid systems (DVOR), tower systems and controller consoles.

In addition, it will deliver an aeronautical message handling system and the communication system, which integrates all the necessary radio communication, including ground-to-air, ground-to-ground and recording systems.

Digitisation and automation of the airport infrastructure and processes are expected to minimise human errors while improving the passenger experience at the airport.

Indra Mobility managing director Berta Barrero said: “Thanks to all of this state-of-the-art equipment, and the fact that it will have a runway for large aircraft, M’Banza Congo airport is expected to serve as a back-up in the event of any contingency for the airport in the capital, Luanda, which is about 450km away.

“The new airport will join the ones in Luanda, Catumbela and Lubango, which Indra has already equipped with its solutions, making the implementation easier, faster and more efficient and creating a highly digitalised network in the country.”

Earlier this month, Indra received a contract to install its digital remote tower for HungaroControl at Budapest airport.