Indra announced that it has completed a project to modernise Peru’s air surveillance network via a new digitalisation system. The company has equipped Peru’s eight air safety stations with advanced digital features, which increase the accuracy and quality of the data collected and expand their coverage. According to Indra, “increasing safety allows us to optimise routes, manage more flights and save costs. Unnecessary emissions are also reduced.”
The radars operate in tandem with new ADS-B systems, antennas that collect automated position information from aircraft. Improved service helps bolster air transportation, tourism and Peru’s economy. It makes it possible to attract more airlines and allows them to establish new routes, while at the same time contributing to the improvement of air traffic throughout the continent. “The improvements in the air traffic network infrastructure create a ripple effect that is felt throughout the region and even in international operations with other continents,” Indra said.
The digitalisation of the radars also makes it possible for the maintenance of the surveillance station network to be carried out entirely remotely, as the network’s operations can be constantly and centrally monitored. This saves operating costs and enhances safety.
Last year Indra delivered a state-of-the-art transportable radar (MSSR-S) to Peru that can be deployed in a few hours to support air surveillance wherever needed. This system, with a range of 550 kilometres (approximately 300 nautical miles) made it possible, for example, to upgrade the Lima airport radar without affecting air operations.
With the modernisation of this critical element of infrastructure, Peru incorporates the latest standards recommended globally by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and becomes one of the first countries to fulfil regional commitments agreed upon with the organisation.