Indra flies high in Australia
Indra is the company with the largest stake in the Navigation Extension Program (NAVEX) and, after securing these latest contracts, the number of radio aids it deploys will exceed 200. The company will introduce a network of Doppler VHF Omni Range Radio (DVOR) systems throughout the country, from Sydney International Airport, to more remote locations in the Indian Ocean. These radio aids will enable aircraft to precisely determine their position and stick to the established route. There are also plans to supply some 30 distance measuring systems (DME- Distance Measuring Equipment), many of which will be installed along with the DVOR systems.
These projects are part of the second phase of the NAVEX program in which Indra has already supplied some 20 low-power DMEs. The equipment was installed in conjunction with instrumental landing systems (ILS), also supplied by the company. The use of both at the same time guarantees maximum precision for aircraft as they approach the runway and when they land.
To train the future professionals who will be maintaining the equipment, Indra will deliver test systems to the Airservices National Training Center, located at the TAFE Riverina Institute in Wagga Wagga.
Airservices, meanwhile, will offer technical training as part of the Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering. These professionals will work with the Facilities Management Services (FMS) center maintaining the communication, radar and navigation facilities.
Over 140 countries across the globe
Indra's air navigation and air traffic management systems are now used in over 140 countries. The company has set up a total of over 3,000 facilities on every continent, with more than 90 years of accumulated experience in this sector.
Its position in ATM is recognized through its important leadership in the development of radar surveillance systems and automated air traffic management systems. In recent years it has also become a key international supplier of aviation communication and navigation systems (CNS). It also has centers of excellence in Germany and Australia that specialize in the development of CNS systems, as well as a subsidiary in Norway.
Through its center in Australia, Indra has been a pioneer in developing and supplying the first distance measurement system in the world, delivered to the Australian navigation services provider in 1948, known as DME-A (DME Australia). It also moved ahead by developing the first Solid State Double Sideband DVOR system. Meanwhile, Navia, Indra's subsidiary in Norway, is a recognized leader with its Normac instrumental landing system (ILS), voice communications (Garex) and aircraft ground control (Nova). Finally, the center in Germany specializes in the development of communications systems. In fact, the company is responsible for the communications system currently used by the DFS throughout Germany.