Sustainable air traffic management in Latin America: Indra digitizes Peru’s radar network

20Indra, a leading company in the provision of consultancy services in transport, defense, energy, telecommunications, among others, announced the digitization of Peru’s aerial surveillance network, crucial to ensure the fluidity of flights on all the continent and, therefore, increase the efficiency of operations.

In recent years, the company has modernized 25 Latin American airports, which has strengthened the region’s capacity to manage air traffic.

Indra ensures that “two control centers out of three on the continent, including Lima, the main one in Peru, manage traffic with Indra systems, which reinforces interoperability and facilitates much smoother traffic (…) Indra’s technologies help to help the main navigation service providers to manage more flights, in a safer and more environmentally friendly way ”.

The company added eight new stations to ensure the safety of flight operations in Peru. “The radars work in combination with the new ADS-B systems, antennas that collect the information that planes transmit automatically with their position. “Once again, accuracy is gained by combining the data collected by the radar with that collected by other means,” they said.

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In addition, this modernization will also boost air transport in Peru and the region. Likewise, the digitization of radars allows remote maintenance of the entire network of monitoring stations, increasing the safety of procedures and reducing costs. Indeed, this system makes it possible to guarantee constant and centralized monitoring of operations.

“Precisely to take care of this last factor as much as possible, Indra last year delivered to Peru an advanced transportable radar (MSSR-S) ready to be deployed in a few hours to reinforce aerial surveillance wherever it is needed. This system, with a range of 550 kilometers or 300 nautical miles, has made it possible, for example, to upgrade the radar at Lima airport without affecting air operations, ”the statement from Indra specifies.

Indra will work to improve the efficiency of air traffic in Europe

The Spanish multinational works hard to promote the sustainability of operations through the incorporation of advanced technologies applied to air traffic management. This year, it was selected by Eurocontrol, the main air navigation control body in Europe, to carry out the digital transformation of more than 500 airports, through which more than 11 million flights are made each year.

According to the company, “the digitization of Eurocontrol’s operational systems to be carried out by Indra will provide more precise planning of flight operations, which will increase punctuality and safety, increase the capacity to handle more air traffic in Europe and will improve durability. “

“The need to manage more and more traffic, in a cleaner, safer way and with more competitive costs obliges them (the providers of navigation services) to integrate a whole range of new generation technologies: artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital IP. communications, virtualization, cybersecurity, ”they added.