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November 19, 2015

COCESNA contracts Indra to upgrade Costa Rica’s air traffic systems

A contract of $12m has been signed between Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) and Indra to improve air traffic management systems in Costa Rica.

By Lopamudra Roy

A contract of $12m has been signed between Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) and Indra to improve air traffic management systems in Costa Rica.

The deal includes upgrading the San Jose Air Control Centre and the control tower systems that handle the approach and landing manoeuvres in the primary international airports of Juan Santamaría.

The San Jose Air Control Center comprises Neptune voice recorders and Garex 300 advanced voice communication systems, which form part of Indra’s family of IP communication systems.

Indra along with COCESNA will deploy an advanced system at the centre that complies with the Level 3 NAM protocol.

Costa Rica will be the first country in the world to incorporate the Level 3 NAM protocol, which is the most advanced means of streamlining coordination between control centres.

These services will also be equipped with facilities provided by Indra that will enable the services process and display meteorological data supplied by Multimeteo radars.

It will also integrate a flight information and air traffic management system (ATFM/AIM) to monitor and improve the management of traffic across the airport network of the country.

A station will also be installed in San Jose that will be equipped with one latest generation primary and secondary radar to reinforce the control and security of aircraft movements in Costa Rican airspace.

The secondary radar will include an ADS-B receiver to receive improved digital signals. This feature will possess the maximum capacity for detecting and identifying aircraft, and will help increase the volume of traffic in the country.

Indra has so far deployed its systems in more than 4,000 facilities in 160 countries.

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