Aviation consultancy Helios has been chosen to support Azeraeronavigation (AZANS), the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Azerbaijan, with assessing and planning the upgrade of its communication, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS) infrastructure for air traffic management in order to cope with the high traffic growth in the region. The project is part of AZANS’ wider strategy to become one of the best performing and innovative ANSPs in the region. It is also aligned with Azerbaijan plans to join the European Common Aviation Area, for which the negotiations with the EU are progressing well.
Helios will assess AZANS current infrastructure with a particular focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its components, and help to develop a strategic and technical roadmap for the ANSP which is fully aligned with future ATM architecture. This will include an action plan and development of options for evolution of the infrastructure, covering criteria such as capacity, new technology, safety, cost-efficiency and more.
Farhan Guliyev, Director of "Azeraeronavigation" Air Traffic Department said: “This project will enable us to fully prepare for the future, improve our efficiency and take advantage of innovative technologies, as well as to decide on the best way forward in order to meet the ultimate goal of providing high-value and excellent services to our users now and into the future.”
Claire Davies, CEO of Helios adds: “We are delighted to be supporting AZANS on this ambitious and important project. Helios has extensive experience and a deep understanding of air traffic management and CNS, as well as strategic planning in the air navigation sector and I am confident we will be able to help AZANS accelerate its exciting programme of improvement”.
From left to right, Agabek Balabekov, Adam Parkinson, Farhan Guliyev
Claire Davies, Juraj Jirku