Vilnius deploys Indra A-SMGCS

Indra has equipped the Lithuanian air navigation services provider Oro Navigacija with a surface aircraft movement guidance and control system at Vilnius Airport.

Indra has completed the implementation of this Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), following the recent delivery of a multilateration system (MLAT). It is a level 2 system: the maximum validation level by Eurocontrol.

The new MLAT system is composed of more than ten reception stations deployed around the airport to determine the exact position of the aircraft. The stations use the messages automatically issued by the aircraft to identify them and calculate their position.

This system is used in conjunction with the surface movement radar (SMR) and the system feeding the radar’s data into the tower, both of which were implemented by Indra in 2008, to form the current A-SMGCS with double surveillance sensors: SMR and MLAT.

This solution will provide controllers with complete visibility of all the runway movements, making airport traffic movements safer and smoother. It also facilitates takeoff and landing control, improves punctuality, and increases the airport’s traffic management capacity.

The constant increase of air traffic in Europe and greater frequency of landings and takeoffs, are forcing airports to implement this type of system. This contract has strengthened Indra’s position in the field of a technology that has increasing demand.

The delivery of this system has reinforced the strong relationship Indra has had since 2007 with Oro Navigacija as its technology provider. Indra was also responsible for the deployment of the network of radar stations that control Lithuania’s airspace, in which three stations with primary surveillance radars (PSR) and associated Mode S secondary radars (MSSR) were implemented at Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga.

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