Pardubice, Czech Republic, December 14th, 2011 — ERA a.s., (ERA) announced today that it has been awarded the contract to supply a complete A-SMGCS system to Heydar Aliyev international airport. Renamed for its former President Heydar Aliyev (IATA: GYD) the airport is the busiest in the Caucasus having seen a 240% increase in flights over the last 10 years. This increase in traffic has driven the need to implement additional airport surface surveillance to mitigate the risk of runway incursions and other ground traffic related incidents. Together with its partners, HITT and Terma, ERA will deliver a solution consisting of an Air Traffic Control system fed by both surface movement radar and MSS by ERAtm mulitalteration.
Vladislav Hofman, Managing Director of ERA stated that “This contract builds on the success the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service (AZANS) has experienced with their wide area multilateration system deployed to monitor low flying helicopters and aircraft over the Caspian sea.”
Farhan Guliyev, Head of Development for AZANS indicated that “The new system utilizes the infrastructure previously deployed by ERA thus ensuring a smooth deployment and certification process”.
About Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service
AZANS, Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services Department of "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" CJSC, was established in 1996 and is the responsible body for ATC within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic.
The airspace of the Azerbaijan Republic is 165,400 sq. km, 86,600 of which is land and 78,000 sq. km is above the Caspian Sea area. The route network within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic amounts to around 8000 km.
Azerbaijan is farthest ECAC Member State to the east of Europe bordering with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Russia from the north and east, the Islamic Republic of Iran from the south, and Georgia, Armenia and Turkey from the west.
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Prague, September 2013 The ERA Company gratefully accepted an invitation from the Czech Air National Service Provider at the beginning of autumn of this year and organized a two days workshop for its guests at the ANSP headquarters in Jeneč in order to present the results of newly developed surveillance technologies such as MSPSR.
Prague, September, 2013 ERA Company took part in the 71th NEDBAG (NATO Emitter DataBase Advisory Group) conference held in Prague from September 23th – 26th 2013.