HungaroControls New Air Traffic Control Center Building Commissioned Today

HungaroControls new air traffic control center building, commissioned on 30 August 2012, marks a new important milestone of ANS III, the complex development plan for the Hungarian air navigation service provider. After installing the software, moving into the new facility, and completing a successful pilot operation, Hungarian air traffic controllers will control the airspace from the new hi-tech air navigation center.
As part of its ANS III complex development plan, HungaroControl Plc. Is establishing a new high-tech air traffic control center in Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of the investment is to extend the existing capacities of the Hungarian air traffic control and maintain its high level of efficiency, technological standards and reliability in line with the EUs integration plans and performance objectives. Built with EU funding of EUR 6 million in the framework of the TEN-T (Trans European Network Transport) plan, the new air traffic control center has a total floor space of close to 10,000 square meters on three levels.

In the course of the project, HungaroControl will modernize its communications equipment and continue developing its world-class MATIAS air traffic control and information software. Air traffic control systems (including also third-party information systems, LAN radar, meteorology servers, etc.) are currently being moved to the new facility, with pilot operation planned to start in the autumn. In parallel with these activities, the company is working on the air traffic safety studies and on getting licensed by the Aviation Administration. From February 2013 onwards, HungaroControls air traffic controllers will be controlling flights from the new air traffic control center.

When introducing the new building complex, Szepessy Kornél, HungaroControls CEO said: The new control center is a unique building that will house leading-edge technologies and the latest in network infrastructure currently available. World-class equipment, software, and an innovative work environment will help our air traffic controllers work even more effectively, efficiently, and accurately.
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Pál Völner, Minister of State for Infrastructure
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left to right Ferenc Bodnár, Swietelsky Co. Area Director, Attila Ughy, Mayor of Budapest District 18, Kornél Szepessy, HungaroControl CEO, Pál Völner Minister of State for Infrastructure.
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Kornél Szepessy, HungaroControl CEO
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from left to right: Pál Völner Minister of State for Infrastructure, Attila Ughy, Mayor of Budapest District 18, Ferenc Bodnár, Swietelsky Co. Area Director, Kornél Szepessy, HungaroControl CEO.
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