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Airservices Australia commissions 3rd tower automation suite from Saab, Nav Canada

Australia´s air navigation service provider Airservices Australia said it has commissioned into service the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) at Adelaide Airport provided by Swedish aerospace firm Saab and Nav Canada .

According to Saab, this is Airservices Australia´s third airport to receive the integrated air traffic control tower platform provided by Saab and Nav Canada.

INTAS, based on NAVCANatm technology and modified to meet the needs of Airservices Australia´s National Towers Program, is a fully harmonized suite of air traffic control tools that provides Airservices controllers with a common, modern set of key ATC systems and capabilities in a single customizable platform.

The same technology is operational at Broome and Rockhampton Airports, with Melbourne scheduled for commissioning later this year.

Airservices Australia´s NTP initiative is modernising or replacing the core ATC technology in its towers with a universal, flexible solution that meets current and future controller needs for safe, efficient operations. Saab, along with partners

Nav Canada and Harris have developed and are deploying INTAS. Nav Canada provided a modified version of its NAVCANsuite, while Harris supplied the voice communications system, and Saab is providing overall project management and system integration.

The INTAS architecture supports any tower position (local, ground, clearance or supervisor) and is fully scalable to any size tower (from small regional airports such as Broome and Rockhampton to Australia´s major international hubs).

INTAS is comprised of a Controller Working Position with up to four touchscreen monitors to display data and common input devices based on the airport, Nav Canada said.

NAVCANsuite products are in operation at more than 70 Canadian sites, and have been adopted internationally by the United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Dutch Caribbean. Additional projects are currently underway in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

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