Northrop unit wins Oman airports deal
Muscat, June 27, 2011
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has won a deal to provide Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for Muscat International and Salalah International airports in Oman.
The company is the Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
The contract awarded by the Spanish information technology company Indra Sistemas forms part of the nationwide air traffic management modernisation and upgrade programme for the Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation Services in Oman and is expected to be completed in April 2015.
'This was an extremely competitive tender involving several strong international companies. Winning this contract confirms our position as the leading provider of surface movement systems in the Gulf region,' said Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway.
'The collaboration with Indra will result in a world-class air traffic management system at the international airports in Oman.'
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will supply and install Nova 9000 A-SMGCS, including multi-lateration systems being supplied by teammate ERA. Indra Sistemas will supply the surface movement radars, which will be integrated into the Nova 9000 A-SMGCS, a statement said.
The Nova 9000 A-SMGCS will be installed at Muscat International (Seeb) and Salalah International airports. The installation of the A-SMGCS will take place in parallel with the major facility upgrades being carried out at these and six other regional airports throughout Oman.
With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art air traffic management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous countries around the world including recent major programmes in: Norway, Canada, France, United Arab Emirates, United States and the United Kingdom, the statement said.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and in Peterborough, UK, supplies air traffic management systems for air-space operations worldwide. - TradeArabia News Service