Comsoft has received a contract from Egypt’s National Air Navigation Services (NANSC) to modernise Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) in the country’s air traffic control (ATC) centres and airports.
As part of the contract, Comsoft will install its CADAS Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) system, which has successfully completed factory acceptance tests performed by NANSC’s AIS team.
In the initial phase, Comsoft will install the AIM system at Cairo Air Navigation Center (CANC), which can be accessed remotely by Egypt’s five major airports, including Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Alexandria through the internet.
During the second phase of the project, the remaining nine domestic airports in Egypt will be linked to the main AIM system.
NANSC project director Mahmoud Ramadan said that COMSOFT and NANSC have been working together since 2008.
"Upgrading our AIM systems is vital for the long-term, sustainable air traffic growth that is forecast for Egypt," Ramadan said.
Compatible with latest standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and EUROCONTROL, the new system is expected to serve existing and future digital notices to airmen (NOTAM) through the use of AIXM 5.1 database.
The database incorporates flight plan management and briefing applications in addition to the aeronautical information publication (AIP), which allow users to access appropriate aeronautical data.
The contract also includes delivery of COMSOFT Internet Security Appliance (CISECA), which uses a layered security system to protect vital AIM operations and applications from illegal access and malicious infringements, as well as ensuring secured IP and web-based communications.
Comsoft has recently delivered FPL 2012 conversion solution to NANSC, in addition to the earlier installation of its aeronautical message handling system (AHMS).
Image: The CADAS AIM system installed at CANC will allow remote access through the internet from Sharm El Sheikh airport. Photo: courtesy of On Tour.