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TMCNet:  Indra completes modernization of Paraguay's air traffic management systems

[February 21, 2013]

Indra completes modernization of Paraguay's air traffic management systems

Feb 21, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Indra Sistemas, SA, a provider of information technology solutions and consultancy services, has completed the modernization of Paraguay's air traffic management systems. The company has fully renewed the automated air traffic management system, secondary surveillance radar system, has deployed an aeronautical communications system and commissioned a weather information system.

Paraguay's Direccion Nacional de Aeronautica Civil (DINAC - National Civil Aeronautics Department) is now using the technology, which will allow the country to process and manage a greater number of flights, with a more efficient approach and the highest levels of safety.

Both the Unified Area Control Centre (ACC-U) in Asuncion and the control tower of the International Airport of Silvio Petirrosi in Asuncion (the airport with the highest volume of activity in the country) are already using Indra's automated air traffic management system. This solution offers the controller a full view of all aircraft movements in the air space, detects potential conflicts between routes in advance and frees the operator from repetitive tasks, the company said.

The company has also implemented a secondary surveillance radar station near the airport. This station covers most of Paraguay's territory and provides accurate data about the position, height and identification of each aircraft. As regards the communications system, it is composed of six digital satellite communications stations in the airports of Guarani, Mariscal Estigarribia, Pilar, Asuncion, Bahia Negra and Concepcion. This system was completed with a VHF communications system to optimize the service and provide coverage to the whole national territory.

The communications system connects different airports and control systems, so that the communications between controllers and land personnel are simpler and clearer. On the other hand, Indra has implemented a weather system, which gathers data from different parts of the country in real time and distributes the information to pilots and controllers, improving the flight planning process and air safety, the company added.

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