Saab Completes ADS-B System for Naviair to Track Flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands

- East Syracuse, USA.

Defense and security company Saab has announced that it has completed the deployment of its Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) system for Naviair, the Air Navigation Service Provider for Denmark. The ADS-B system will provide surveillance of ADS-B-equipped en route flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

The system provides ADS-B data to the Reykjavik Control Area Center, where controllers will utilize the accurate, high update rate surveillance picture to reduce the separation between ADS-B equipped aircraft. To date, approximately 70% of flights operating in this area are equipped with ADS-B-out avionics. Naviair expects to place the ADS-B system into full operation in the fourth quarter 2014.

“Saab was able to deploy the system rapidly and have the system quickly operating to our performance requirements,” said Henrik Jensen, project manager of Naviair. “The system will enable controllers to have greater coverage which will help surveillance of en route flights and search and rescue operations.”

Saab’s ADS-B solution provides reliable, safety-certifiable surveillance of equipped aircraft utilizing proven ED-129-compliant sensors that feed data to new or legacy Air Traffic Management systems in standard ASTERIX messages. An ADS-B system from Saab delivers long-range surveillance while using low bandwidth communications links for a high performance, low operating cost solution. Saab ground stations have flexible installation requirements (inside a shelter or outside) and support multilateration with a simple software upgrade.

“The Saab ADS-B system for Naviair, operating in one of the harshest environments in Greenland, is providing reliable surveillance of flights,” said Ken Kaminski, general manager of Saab ATM. “As a result, flights across this busy region will be operating in a more safe and efficient manner.”


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