At the ATCA annual conference, Thales announced the commercial launch of its next generation Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Radio ranging system – the DVOR 532. At the same time, Austro Control was announced as the launch customer for DVOR 532 with the signature of a frame contract for deployment in Austria. This will see Austrian air space equipped with the most modern short and medium range en-route navigation technology helping them to ensure safe and accurate flight navigation across their airspace.
The new DVOR 532 delivers superior navigation signal performance and reduced lifecycle costs in an easy to maintain package as compared to all other products on the market. While aviation increases its reliance on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), the VOR remains a critical aviation infrastructure system due to vulnerability of GNSS signals and nearly universal equipage of aircraft to use VOR signals for navigation. As the world’s leading supplier of aviation navigation infrastructure, Thales invests to ensure that its product line maintains the high performance and high value solutions that ANSPs have come to expect.
Thales will deliver, install and provide training for up to eight new DVOR systems. Austro Control will begin to take over operation of the systems as flight checks for the new systems are completed with the first to take place before the end of 2017. Thales’ continues to be number one worldwide in providing air traffic management with more than 7,000 navigation aids installed in 170 countries thanks to a complete portfolio of high performing and reliable products fitting all mandatory regulations and meeting all customer requirements.