Incursion by ground vehicles into safety critical areas is a significant contributor to the number of reported incidents and is a continued risk to aviation safety, especially in low visibility conditions. ERA’s squitter beacon (Squid) helps airports address this issue by providing an easily installed and standards compliant vehicle-mounted ADS-B transponder. Squid by ERA broadcasts the position of each vehicle using exactly the same technology used by aircraft. Squid by ERA can be permanently or magnetically mounted to tugs, fire appliances, de-icing equipment and all airside vehicles. This ensures that the complete picture is available to the control tower, with each vehicle clearly and uniquely identified, providing an essential addition to any Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS).
Squid by ERA is small, lightweight and easy to install in any vehicle. The standard package includes:*
* Final delivery specifications and mechanical design of Squid by ERA can be modified according to the customer requirements.
Pardubice, November 20th, 2013 The ERA MSS system installed at the Sochi International Airport went officially operational in November to ensure the future safety of thousands of participants flying to the Caucasus region of Russia as part of the 2014 Olympic Games.
Pardubice, October 18th, 2013 Participants in the NATO Airforce Armaments Group summit from several NATO countries visited the headquarters of ERA Company in Pardubice on October 18th 2013. The primary goal of the visit was the introduction of alternative radiolocation methods and a presentation of the ERA military solutions portfolio (particularly its precision approach functionality) to members of the Aerospace Capability Group 5 on Global Mobility.
Tashkent, October 2nd - 4th, 2013 Two specialists from ERA Company were invited to the conference EURASIA held in Tashkent on October 2nd – 4th, 2013. ERA traditionally participated as a permanent observer at this 28th gathering of the coordinating council and group of aeronavigation experts (KGE) from eight post-soviet republics.
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.