Avinor AS, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Norway, has selected an Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) system from Sensis Corp., Syracuse, N.Y. The system will provide surveillance for helicopter traffic serving oil and gas platforms in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
With the Sensis ADS-B deployment, the airspace will be upgraded to support Air Traffic Control Service with a minimum separation of five nautical miles. The ADS-B system will consist of a number of ground stations established at both offshore and onshore installations. The ADS-B technology complements the surface multilateration surveillance system Sensis is delivering to Bergen Airport.
“Enhancing the safety of helicopter traffic in these busy areas is of highest importance to Avinor,” said Knut Skaar, chief executive, Avinor ANS. “Sensis delivered the economically most advantageous tender for the delivery of said systems, and based upon the company’s technical solution and proven track record in deploying oil and gas platform surveillance systems, we believe that the Sensis' solution also will contribute to Avinor's continuous efforts in order to improve safety.”