[Avionics Magazine 10-20-2016] The nations of Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, under the Pacific Aviation Investment Program, have contracted Indra, through its subsidiary in Australia, to supply, install and commission an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) network. The company will also provide operational and maintenance training.
This network, to be installed at eight different sites, will bring seamless ADS-B surveillance coverage to these islands and vastly increase the coverage of the southern Pacific Ocean air traffic. The ADS-B coverage will greatly enhance the air traffic safety for flights in the region, as well as for long-haul flights between Australia/New Zealand and the Americas.
Indra has developed and tested its ADS-B systems based on the requisites in the SESAR program framework. Indra’s system is being also harnessed by Eurocontrol to certify DO-260B transponders and fulfills requisites and recommendations fixed by FAA/RTCA, OACI, EUROCONTROL and EUROCAE. The company is currently also deploying an ADS-B surveillance network that will cover a total of 17 countries in Africa and in the Indian Ocean for ASECNA.