Northrop Grumman’s UK-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has received a contract from Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP) to deliver ground-to-air communication system for deployment in Curacao.
Prior to the delivery, the ATM firm surveyed the site, and conducted a detailed evaluation of the projected coverage that would be achieved.
Curacao is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region with high flight traffic between North and South America.
Park Air Systems has supplied high power 200W T6 VHF radios as part of the system, which will be deployed on the hilltop site Seru Gracia, to offer ground-to-air communications for pilots using the Curacao Flight Information Region.
T6 are designed to offer a range of software programmable radios that are capable of executing latest analogue requirements and the increasing demand for digital communications within the aerospace environment.
The company’s extended range of communication solutions includes transmitters with a power of up to 300W, mast-head amplifiers and high-gain antenna arrays.
Northrop Grumman has already delivered VHF systems which are in operation in areas including Hudson Bay in Canada, Greenland in the North Atlantic, the Bay of Bengal, the South China Sea and the Arabian Gulf.
DC-ANSP operates two air traffic control facilities the area control centre in Curaçao and Aerodrome Control Tower in Bonaire, and is responsible for providing air traffic services in the Curaçao’s Flight Information Region (FIR).
The services include accompanying aircraft while they are airborne, airport assistance, provision of flight information and delivery of alert services to Curaçao and Bonaire.