Air traffic surveillance system for Thessaloniki Airport, Greece provided by Northrop
OSLO, Norway, 2 March 2011. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Oslo, Norway is providing its Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) for Greece's Thessaloniki International Airport.
Posted by John McHale
PETERBOROUGH, England, 2 March 2011. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Oslo, Norway is providing its Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) for Greece's Thessaloniki International Airport.
Under the contract awarded by Greek consultants ATESE following an international competitive tender process, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will deliver its NOVA 9000 A-SMGCS system for operation by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA). The company has previously supplied a similar system for Athens International Airport.
The air traffic control system has successfully undergone system and sensor testing in Norway, Denmark, and Czech Republic. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will deliver A-SMGCS to manage the tracking of aircraft and vehicles on the ground and using surveillance systems based on radar and multilateration, it will monitor aircraft at the airport's two crossing runways. The system will assist the efficient management of air traffic particularly in periods of high volume and during adverse weather conditions.
"The NOVA 9000 A-SMGCS is widely accepted as a state-of-the-art system; we know it well and have been operating it for many years at our main airport in Athens. We and the controllers in Thessaloniki, look forward to its commissioning before this 2011 winter season," says the D6 director of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.