- Indra wins a contract worth 12.5 million euros to equip an airport in Angola.
- This project encompasses the operational, communication, security, and control tower systems.
- The digitization of the infrastructure and the automation of the processes will facilitate optimal and streamlined management.
Indra made an announcement on Tuesday, 14th of March 2023. It has won a contract worth 12.5 million euros to equip the new M’Banza Congo airport in Angola with the ground and air systems required to operate it.
This project encompasses the operational, communication, security, and control tower systems. Indra’s own systems will collect information on all flight plans, manage the allocation of the airport’s resources and provide travelers with information. They will also equip the airport with a check-in and boarding system.
With regard to the communication systems, they will include data, telephony, Wi-Fi, and tetra networks. The security system is expected to include closed-circuit television video surveillance systems, access control, X-rays, perimeter security, public address system, and parking control.
Airside Indra will deploy its ManagAir solution, one of the most mature, robust, efficient, and flexible technologies for airspace management in existence and one with which it has modernized control centers on five continents. It will also supply the landing systems (ILS), air navigation aid systems (DVOR), tower systems and controller consoles, the aeronautical message handling system (AMHS), and the communication system (SCV), which integrates all the necessary radio communication, ground-to-air, ground-to-ground and recording systems.
The Managing Director of Indra’s Mobility business, Berta Barrero said “Thanks to all of this state-of-the-art equipment and the fact that it will have a runway for large aircraft, M’Banza Congo airport is expected to serve as a backup in the event of any contingency for the airport in the capital, Luanda, which is about 450 kilometers away. The new airport will join the ones in Luanda, Catumbela, and Lubango, which Indra has already equipped with its solutions, making the implementation easier, faster, and more efficient and creating a highly digitized network in the country.”
The digitization of the infrastructure and the automation of the processes will facilitate optimal and streamlined management, minimizing the risk of human error, offering a better experience to travelers, and reducing waiting times for both passengers and aircraft, thus reducing polluting emissions.