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Inverness Airport operational with InNOVA display surveillance system
Posted by Maria Aas Borkenhagen on 25 October 2018 09:44 AM


Inverness Airport, an international airport in northern Scotland, recently went operational with its InNOVA Approach and Tower display surveillance data processing system. Indra managed to install the system less than three months after being awarded the contract by Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL). HIAL is a public corporation operating and managing 11 airports in Scotland, UK.

“We have been working closely with Indra to implement this upgrade to our Inverness air traffic control operations. HIAL continues to invest in major infrastructural upgrades of its Communications, Navigation and Surveillance systems as it continues to develop its long-term ATM 2030 air traffic management strategy,” said Pat Nolan, General Manager Air Traffic Services at HIAL.

The project included the installation of InNOVA Approach and Tower display for two approach positions, one tower position, a duplicated screen and a technical position used for maintenance and control. In addition, the project included safety nets for short-term conflict alert, minimum safe altitude warning, airspace proximity warning and final approach.


“We are proud to demonstrate our ability to deliver complex solutions time efficiently. It has been a pleasure to cooperate with HIAL and Inverness Airport on this project”, comments Elin Blakstad, Director of Tower, Indra.

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Indra awarded GBAS trial in Hong Kong
Posted by Maria Aas Borkenhagen on 12 October 2018 09:26 AM

The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has awarded Indra with a contract for provision of services in carrying out flight trials of Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at the Hong Kong International Airport. 


The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has awarded a tender to Indra’s Norwegian subsidiary through an open tender exercise for provision of services in carrying out GBAS flight trials at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Indra will provide NORMARC GBAS ground equipment, flight procedures and ionospheric analysis for a series of flight trials that will be conducted later this year.

Indra was the first company to start delivery of commercially operational satellite landing systems, used at various Norwegian airports since 2007. This is the first of their GBAS related contract in Asia. ”GBAS is the future of landing systems, with significant cost, capacity, safety and environmental benefits. We are very pleased to be the selected service provider through an open tender exercise for this important project at the HKIA”, says Linda Lavik, GBAS Product Manager at Indra in Norway.

GBAS provides highly accurate navigational guidance to aircraft, allowing steeper and shorter glide path approaches. With potentially 48 approaches from one system and no sensitive areas, GBAS is expected to initially supplement conventional instrument landing systems (ILS) for resilience, improved efficiency and operational flexibility. Indra’s NORMARC 8100 GBAS system is capable of safely guiding aircraft even in CAT III low visibility conditions.

The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong regulates the civil aviation activities and is the air navigation service provider in Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport is ranked as the world’s third-busiest international passenger airport, and had more than 72 million passengers in 2017.

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Qatar Civil Aviation Authority opts for NORMARC navigational aids
Posted by Maria Aas Borkenhagen on 13 September 2018 11:10 AM

We are proud to have been awarded a turnkey contract by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority for the provision of NORMARC Navigational Aids. We thereby continue as sole supplier of safety-critical landing systems.  


Indra Navia has been awarded a turnkey project by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) for the installation of their NORMARC ILS 32-elements localizer antenna at Hamad International Airport, and of NORMARC DVOR (Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range) and DME (Distance Measurement Equipment) at Doha International Airport.

QCAA’s vision is to maintain a safe, effective and sustainable civil aviation system, strengthening Qatar’s position on the map of the international civil aviation industry.

“Quality and precision are keywords used at all levels of Qatar’s society, and QCAA is highly committed to provide the level of quality and integrity it demands”, said Eldar Hauge, Managing Director of Indra Navia. “Being chosen by QCAA to continue as the sole supplier of their safety-critical instrument landing systems is a significant recognition of the quality of our technology and our ability to make timely deliveries. We are proud of the mutually rewarding relationship we have built over last few years as a supplier to QCAA. We are looking forward to working with them in years to come.” 




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London Heathrow to use next generation A-SMGCS from Indra Navia
Posted by Maria Aas Borkenhagen on 30 July 2018 12:23 PM

Indra Navia’s next generation systems will play a key role managing the busiest airport in Europe and one of the main hubs in the world. 


Indra Navia InNOVA A-SMCGS at Heathrow


NATS has awarded Indra Navia the contract to supply London Heathrow Airport with their latest generation InNOVA product for Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control (A-SMGCS).

London Heathrow has been a user of Indra Tower systems since the early ‘90s. Currently there are four separate Indra systems installed at Heathrow; a tower display and surface movement system at the control tower, and separate systems at the Virtual Contingency Facility (VCF).

NATS’ Director of Supply Chain Tim Bullock said: “I am delighted that our strategic partnership has resulted in this award to Indra. It is the result of the long track record of collaboratively working together in the development and deployment of systems supporting the delivery of our services to our customers.”

The new InNOVA Ground system replaces the current surface movement system with new generation hardware, radar extractors and processors. It also provides the latest software with improved tracking and new display features. The system is capable of expansion with new SESAR functionality, such as advanced ground safety nets and integration of other tower functions.

Indra Navia will also re-configure the airport’s current systems such that instead of being four separate systems, there will be two fully integrated systems. These two systems will be installed in the Heathrow VCR (Visual Control Room) and the VCF, respectively, easing operations and maintenance.

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Aalborg Airport operational with NORMARC landing system
Posted by Maria Aas Borkenhagen on 25 June 2018 02:23 PM

Aalborg Airport has recently started to operate with its new instrument landing system from Indra Navia, and has been thereby upgraded to a CAT III airport. This is an important step in improving flight efficiency at Aalborg Airport, which ranks as Denmark’s third most busy airport.

The project was a cooperation between Aalborg Airport, Danish air navigation service provider Naviair, and Indra Navia. Indra Navia delivered a NORMARC landing system as well as distance measuring equipment (DME).

“The installation process has run smoothly, and everyone has put great efforts into the project. We look forward to seeing the results, as this will greatly improve the air traffic efficiency in and out of Aalborg”, comments Søren Svendsen, CEO of Aalborg Airport.


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