Azerbaijan’s air navigation service provider AZANS has awarded Spanish company Indra the contract to install a new air traffic control centre at its capital city Baku’s airport.
The centre will be equipped with Indra’s air traffic management system and its SDC-2100 digital voice communications system, and will support en-route, approach and tower air controls.
The system will be able to handle more flights through its network security capabilities, including Aircraft Situation Display (ASD), Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), and Precision Area Navigtation (P-RNAV), and will facilitate fluid and safe traffic as well as coordination with other centres. The communications systems, based on voice over internet protocol (VoIP), will increase security levels and provide additional configuration flexibility.
AZANS will also reportedly equip the airport with two new runways and an additional terminal, in an attempt to increase capacity and boost tourism.