Naviair to deploy Saab Sensis’ ADS-B system for flights over Greenland and Faroes

23 January 2013 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2013 18:30)

Denmark's air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has selected Saab Sensis' Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system for surveillance of flights passing through Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Denmark's air navigation service provider (ANSP) Naviair has selected Saab Sensis' Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system for surveillance of flights passing through Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Provided to help Naviair to offer ADS-B data of equipped en route flights to the Reykjavik Control Area Centre, the system will cut down flight separation between equipped aircraft, while offering enhanced surveillance for search and rescue.

According to Naviair, around 70% of flights in Greenland and the Faroes area are currently equipped with ADS-B.

Naviair Technical Maintenance director Bent Fog said that Saab Sensis' ADS-B transceiver meets the performance requirements for the operating area.

"ADS-B will improve coverage, accuracy and redundancy over traditional radar at a lower initial and life cycle cost," Fog said.

Saab Sensis ADS-B transceivers support both the Mode S Extended Squitter (1090 ES) and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) data links and allow receiving latitude and longitude, velocity, altitude, heading and identification as verified by aircraft avionics and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

"Around 70% of flights in Greenland and the Faroes area are currently equipped with ADS-B."

Capable of performing transponder multilateration, Saab Sensis' ADS-B transceivers will also allow independent certification of ADS-B data, as well as serve as a back-up system.

The system, which complies with requirements of ED-129, also offers ASTERIX CAT21 output, the firm said.

Saab Sensis senior vice president and general manager Ken Kaminski has said that the company will deliver reliable systems to the most challenging operating environments such as Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

"With a significant number of flights operating in this area already equipped with ADS-B, the system will quickly deliver improved efficiency and situational awareness, while enabling reduced environmental emissions," Kaminski said.