Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Northrop Grumman in Greece ATM Contract
Northrop Grumman's Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, is providing its Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) for Greece's Thessaloniki International Airport.
Under the contract awarded by Greek consultants ATESE, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will deliver its NOVA 9000 A-SMGCS system for operation by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA). The company has previously supplied a similar system for Athens International Airport.
"The NOVA 9000 A-SMGCS is widely accepted as a state-of-the-art system; we know it well and have been operating it for many years at our main airport in Athens. We and the controllers in Thessaloniki, look forward to its commissioning before this 2011 winter season", said D6 director of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
The air traffic control system has successfully undergone system and sensor testing in Norway, Denmark and Czech Republic. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will deliver A-SMGCS to manage the tracking of aircraft and vehicles on the ground and using surveillance systems based on radar and multilateration, it will monitor aircraft at the airport's two crossing runways. The system will assist the efficient management of air traffic particularly in periods of high volume and during adverse weather conditions.