Spain-based Indra has installed its proprietary air traffic management technology and airport operations management systems at the recently opened New Salalah International Airport in Oman.
With the installation of the new technologies, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) of Oman aims to turn the new airport into the country's second most important international airport.
Indra has installed its automated air traffic management system and the corresponding work stations for air traffic controllers (ATC) at the new approach centre and the new control tower.
The airport will also be able to improve its weather prediction capabilities with a meteorological information system.
In February 2010, Indra received a €85m contract from Oman's Ministry Of Transportation And Communication for the modernisation of the country's ATC systems within a period of 38 months.
The company has also installed an airport management centre, a control centre at the new passenger terminal where airport authority will work with police operators to handle passenger arrival and departure operations.
Equipped with technologies that enable real-time monitoring, thee centre can help in accessing the data collected by security systems, closed-circuit television cameras and basic equipment installed in the building or by airline support systems such as the Airport Operation Databases, the Resource Management System or the Passenger Information System.
Indra also partnered with air traffic services specialists NATS that helped in assessing any risks related to any of the projects and in coming up with plans to reduce such risks.
Apart from technology, the company has provided the PACA with support in implementing systems, commissioning the terminal, designing operating procedures and training controllers.
Image: Public Authority for Civil Aviation of Oman aims to turn the new Salalah airport into the country's second most important international airport. Photo: courtesy of Indra.