The Governing Board of ENAIRE, Spain's air navigation service provider, approved at its last meeting an investment of nearly 5 million euros (4,896,492) without tax to improve the tools and applications for the technical operation of its voice communication systems, thus improving the efficiency of maintenance tasks and resulting in higher quality services.

The investment involves supplying 76 new Multiprotocol Test Devices (MTD) and updating 54 existing ones, all with the necessary software licences and packages.

Air traffic control units (area control centres, terminal area control centres and control towers) and ENAIRE's Centre for Experimentation and Development (CED) will receive the update and the new multiprotocol test devices, which will be used to conduct tests with a single device of all the protocols used in analogue and digital ATS (Air Traffic Service) voice communications, as well as to combine the analogue and digital worlds, thus improving the efficiency of ENAIRE's technical operations.

These devices are also used in mock-ups in ENAIRE's Centre for Experimentation and Development to verify the new versions and features of communication systems, as well as in verification activities associated with the operations and maintenance integration phases of the systems.

The contract has been awarded to Amper Sistemas S.A. and the execution timeline is 36 months.

With this project, ENAIRE is improving the efficiency of its technical operation processes in its five regions (Centre North, East, South, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands).