South African air traffic management services provider ATNS has selected Era Corporation to provide OR Tambo International Airport with its MSS multilateration and ADS-B surveillance system and Squid vehicle tracking units.
The system will be integrated with the A-SMGCS supplied by Siemens Limited, Industrial Solutions and Services and their major sub-contractor, Park Air Systems, to provide surface surveillance for the airport.
Peter Marais, executive manager of ATM/CNS planning for ATNS, said: We evaluated surveillance solutions and concluded multilateration provided the best surface coverage and the flexibility to accommodate our future growth. After a competitive evaluation, Era was chosen by Siemens for its leading technology and proven delivery capabilities supported by an extensive list of worldwide references.
Russell Hulstrom, vice president of worldwide sales at Era, added: ANSPs around the globe are beginning to realize the future-proof benefits, in terms of both technology and infrastructure growth, that our surveillance systems can provide to their airports. The selection at OR Tambo continues the strong demand for Era systems in the region and we are excited to extend our work with ATNS in Africa.