WATM: France selects Indra navigation aids for overhaul

World ATM Congress, Madrid: Indra has signed a frame agreement with the French Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA) for the supply of En Route and Terminal Distance Measuring Equipment (DME).

The contract was signed for a period of 15 years and will contribute to the renewal of the navigational systems of the French airspace.

The Direction de la Technique et de l’Innovation (DTI) of the DSNA will be able to order Indra’s En Route and Terminal DME under pre-established agreement conditions, in accordance with its operational needs.

The multinational was selected as the winning bidder of a public tender among all major sector suppliers. Indra’s DME is probably the most advanced and reliable DME system on the market. Its design is based on over 60 years of experience in this segment and over 600 references throughout the world.

Indra pioneered the development of navaids. Indra’s centre in Australia developed the first DME in the world as far back as 1948.

Indra strengthens its position in France and in the navaids market. Indra’s Norwegian subsidiary has been supplying its NORMARC 7000 Instrumented Landing System (ILS) to the DSNA under a similar frame agreement for over 13 years.

Indra’s low power DME will be jointly installed with its NORMARC 7000 ILS systems at several locations in the future, offering the DSNA with a seamless ILS/DME capability.

Indra is also supplying Advanced Surface Movement and Ground Control Systems (A-SMGCS) to the Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports, as well as the Voice Communication Control System (VCCS) to the Paris Orly airport.

Likewise, Indra’s Runway Status Light System (RWSL) is also being currently deployed at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. This RWSL will be Europe’s first and further enhance the safety at one of Europe’s busiest airports.

 

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