Indra has launched an airspace surveillance network in Ecuador that enables the civil aviation authority to shift from covering 30% of the country’s airspace to more than 90%.
As part of the new radar surveillance network, Indra has introduced five new MSSR mode-S radars, which adds to the two exiting radars in the country.
Equipped with the advanced aircraft identification technology mode-S, the company’s secondary radars have been deployed in the provinces of Manabí, Pichincha, Pastaza, Azuay and San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos.
In addition to the new MSSR mode-S radar system, Indra has installed the WAM multilateration system in Cotopaxi, the first system of that type to enter into operation in Latin America.
The surveillance system supports aircraft as they approach Lacatunga Airport.
The implementation of a second WAM multilateration system that will be located in the city of Loja is currently underway.
Indra also deployed its air traffic management systems at the Shell approach centre, and is finalising the renewal of the systems at the Quito and Manta centres.
In 2012, the company modernised the Guayaquil en-route control centre, one of the important centres in the country.
The cost of the project to modernise air infrastructures in Ecuador is around $30m.
Indra, a major supplier of air traffic management (ATM) systems, currently manages the airspace of several Latin American countries, including Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Image: The cost of the project to modernise air infrastructures in Ecuador is about $30m. Photo: courtesy of Suzanne T.