EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 15 Oct. 2014. Officials at the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will deploy Saab Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in India. The Saab A-SMGCS will enhance situational awareness and runway safety at these growing airports, officials of the defense and security company explain.
Saab staff will install the company’s A3000 A-SMGCS, Saab multilateration, and SR-3 Surface Movement Radars (SMR) to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Guwahati, Jaipur, and Lucknow Airports. The A3000 A-SMGCS will fuse multilateration and SMR surveillance data to provide air traffic controllers with precise surveillance of the airports’ runways and taxiways, along with the identification of aircraft. In addition, the A-SMGCS will feature Safety Logic runway incursion detection and alerting algorithms to provide controllers with advanced warnings of potential runway incursions. The A-SMGCS will also include functionality for Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) initiatives.
“Saab will deliver to the AAI the latest in modern airport surface safety systems that will enable the airport to reduce runway incursions while maximizing the use of runways and taxiways,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s Traffic Management business unit. “The A3000 is a reliable, flexible platform that will use the most proven airport surface surveillance equipment to provide controllers with a clear picture of airport traffic and advanced warnings of potential incursions.”
Saab has previously deployed A-SMGCS to Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai Airports and an A-SMGCS, multilateration, and SMR to Indira Gandhi New Delhi Airport.
“In our continuing focus on upgrading ANS Infrastructure to meet the anticipated air traffic growth, AAI has taken up the installation of A-SMGCS at 5 airports which will enhance the ground surveillance leading to improved access and enhanced safety of aircraft operations at these airports,” says V. Somasundaram, board member (Air Navigation Services), Airports Authority of India.
The A3000 A-SMGCS is installed at more than 40 sites around the world, including multiple locations in Europe (Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, and more), Asia (China, India, and Vietnam), South America (Brazil), and the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt). Saab surface multilateration is in operation or being deployed to more than 60 sites around the world and its SR-3 is the industry’s only third generation, entirely solid-state SMR, officials say.