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March 9, 2017

Indra implements next-generation systems at air traffic control centre in Muscat, Oman

Indra has installed the latest advanced systems at a new air traffic control centre in Muscat, Oman, which controls the country's en-route flights.

By Lopamudra Roy

Indra has installed the latest advanced systems at a new air traffic control centre in Muscat, Oman, which controls the country's en-route flights.

With the new systems, the facility will be capable of handling more than twice the number of flights every year, supporting the Sultanate's plan to become a major tourist destination in the region.

Indra's new technology is expected to enhance the safety and punctuality of Oman’s aviation operations, as well as reduce costs.

Since 2010, Indra has been working on the complete upgrade of Oman's air traffic control systems.

“Indra's new technology is expected to enhance the safety and punctuality of Oman’s aviation operations, as well as reduce costs."

The project required the integration of systems that automate traffic management, communications and aeronautic messaging, as well as weather information and aircraft guidance systems in major airports across Oman.

Additionally, Indra has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish air navigation service provider (ANSP) Luftfartsverket (LFV) to install secondary radars and long-range primary 3D radars that would help increase air traffic monitoring and safety in the country.

In collaboration with German ANSP DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, Indra has also deployed the modern iTEC centre automation system (iCAS) in the Karlsruhe control centre, which will assist with the management of airspace above the European country.

While system tests and initial night-time operations have been successfully completed, the iTEC iCAS is expected to be fully operational between November 2017 and February 2018.


Image: The new air-traffic control centre in Muscat controls all en-route aircraft in Oman. Photo: courtesy of Indra.

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