Spanish IT company Indra will install its new air traffic control (ATC) station at the Muscat and Salalah ATC centres in the Sultanate of Oman, as part of a 2010 contract signed with the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications. The project will last until 2014.
Omani controllers will have a workstation designed with an holistic approach that takes into consideration current and future needs. This technology will allow controllers to process higher air traffic volumes.
Using a single 56in (142cm) high-resolution screen, users will have access to all necessary information, eliminating the need to display data on different monitors. The simplicity of the design provides additional time to make decisions and manage higher volumes of traffic.
Controllers can access flight plan data, radar information, manage communications, consult meteorological information as well as flight documents and data, and can choose how they are displayed on the screen.
The station has also been developed with an open architectural paradigm, meaning that it can include new software versions or be integrated with other sources.