Indra, one of the leading technology multinationals in Europe and Latin America, has signed a contract for about 18 million euros (54 million reais) with Infraero, Brazilian airport infrastructure company, to install 24 radio navigation DVOR/DME stations (Doppler VHF Omni Radio / Distance Measuring Equipment) throughout the country.
With these new stations, Indra collaborates with Infraero to expand and modernize the network of equipment supporting air navigation in Brazil. Its management will become safer and more efficient. Pilots will benefit from a wider network of very high frequency (VHF) transmission systems intended to support them in accurately determining their geographical position at any time. It is thus possible to achieve maximum flight maneuver precision (take-off, route, approach and landing) and, consequently, improve airport maximization.
Infraero's investment in improving the air navigation support infrastructure is in line with government plans to modernize air traffic and airport control, and it is aimed at handling the increase in flights seen over the last few years. The equipment to be installed integrates latest generation technology developed by Indra, and already implemented in over 140 countries.
These 24 new stations will be installed in the following strategic positions in Brazil, encompassing the whole air space from north to south: Belo Horizonte and Uberaba (MG); Bonsucesso, Campinas and Presidente Prudente (SP); Alta Floresta and Barra do Garças (MT); Paulo Afonso, Bom Jesus da Lapa and Caravelas (BA); Tucuruí and Marabá (PA); Santarém and Altamira (PA); Teresina (PI); Mossoró (RN); Campina Grande (PB); Londrina (PR); Cruzeiro do Sul (AC); Porto Nacional (TO); Tefé (AM); Carolina e Imperatriz (MA) and Bagé (RS).
Leader in air traffic management in Latin America
Indra provides air traffic management systems (ATM) across the world, having completed more than 3,000 installations in over 140 countries.
In Brazil the multinational provided, set up and trained staff in automated management systems for the control tower in the new international airport of São Gonçalo do Amarante in Rio Grande do Norte. Operation began last May.
Indra has provided air traffic management systems in Latin America for over 15 years. It is currently implementing control centers in Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Central America and Ecuador. Peru and Paraguay have chosen Indra to full modernize their surveillance and automation systems. Indra has also installed training, development and testing centers for air controllers (including panoramic tower simulators) in Colombia, Argentina, El Salvador or Uruguay.
Indra has pioneered multilateration systems in Latin America, having implemented this latest generation technology in Colombia and Ecuador.
Furthermore, its technology manages the air space in all Central American countries, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, among others.