UAE to develop world-class air traffic system

The Civil Aviation Authority has inked a deal with Spanish Indra Sistemas

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Planes are parked next to a landing track at the international airport of Santiago city, Chile, September 15, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Planes are parked next to a landing track at the international airport of Santiago city, Chile, September 15, 2015.

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Dubai: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Spanish company Indra Sistemas (Indra) have signed a contract to develop a new air traffic management system for the Shaikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre, the UAE’s aviation body said on Tuesday.

According to a statement, the new system will modernise the centre’s capabilities in order to cater to the increase in air traffic in the country. The Shaikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre provides air traffic control services to more than 2,500 air traffic movements per day.

Expected to be completed in 2020, many of the specifications and functions of the new system will be applied for the first time in the world.

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