Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions provider SELEX Systems Integration Ltd has won a contract to provide two 1118A Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) to Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd.
Inverness and Kirkwall airports will be the first in the UK to employ the Finmeccanica company’s DME.
The 1118A DME has been used for more than a decade in over 55 countries, and those installed at Inverness and Kirkwall will be co-located with the Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Range (DVOR), providing both airports with cutting-edge technology in aviation navigation tools.
The equipment meets with ICAO Annex 10 Standards and offers a field-proven performance record for en-route and precision approach landing applications.
The company’s CEO, Michael Clayforth-Carr, commented: “We are excited to be introducing our DME to the UK aviation market and extending the portfolio of SELEX Systems Integration’s products in operation to the UK. Throughout 2011 we have been working with airports across the British Isles to enhance their ATM capability and we look forward to helping HIAL meet their strategic objectives.”
The new contract follows others recently won by SELEX for ATM equipment in Bristol, Jersey, Isle of Man and Southend.