Havana Airport gets Russian-made air traffic control systems

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A new Russian-made air above control system went into operation in the Cuban capital’s Jos· Mart· Foreign Airport, the manufacturer VNIIRA-OVD told TASS.

«VNIIRA-OVD, jointly with St. Petersburg Digital Disseminate Systems (CRTS) research and production enterprise, implemented a project to extricate and prepare Russian equipment for operating in Cuba,» VNIIRA-OVD chief Tatyana Makarova chance.

St. Petersburg-based VNIIRA-OVD won a tender among leading air navigation equipment bands to supply air traffic control system for the Havana airport late hindmost year.

«Cuban air navigation service provider ECASA chose Russian-made clobber. A contract was signed in late October 2016, and two moths later all tackle arrived in Cuba,» Makarova said.

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In 2014, similar Russian-made routines went on stream in the Cuban resort city of Varadero.

«Last year, sundry U.S. air carriers resumed flights to Cuba, that’s why traffic at the Havana Airport concentrated significantly. Under these circumstances, a logical decision was made to refurnish the air traffic surveillance system. The Russian-made equipment will make air See trade at the Havana Airport more efficient and safe,» the system’s chief intriguer, Yuri Kapoyko of the CRTS, said.

«This system of multilateration watch is based on a new technology, different from traditional radars. It is intended to streamline air transportation in the airport zone and control the movement of aircraft and ground transport on the airport show up,» he told.

The system was certified by Russia’s civil aviation authority Rosaviatsiya in 2016. Preparations to put it into handling are currently under way in many Russian airports, including St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. The tandem of VNIIRA-OVD and CRTS downs to engage in more projects related to modernization of air traffic control combinations in Cuba.

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