Thales announces the signing of a contract with the Angolan Air Traffic Services provider ENANA1 (Empresa Nacional de Exploração de Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea) to supply the latest version of its EUROCAT control centre and one Mode S radar to Luanda Airport.
The contract, which came into force in October 2008, will modernise and improve Angolas current Communication Navigation Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (ATM) capabilities. The contract will supply Luanda Airport with an en-route and approach air traffic control system, a voice communication switch, a voice recording system, and a Mode S monopulse secondary radar with its remote monitoring and display systems. Under this contract, Thales will also be providing extensive training for ENANA. The training courses provided by Thales will include extensive air traffic controller qualification training courses as well as technical training courses. Thales is fully committed to developing ENANAs internal expertise in the ATM domain. In addition to this contract, Thales is currently discussing with ENANA the provision of a primary radar to further enhance Angolas airspace management capability. Angola is one of many African countries that now use Thales technology to ensure a secure airspace. The following countries also use Thales ATM technology to provide consistent air space security: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt, Algeria and the eighteen ASECNA2 (Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar) states.