18 March 2014
Defense and security company Saab said that Airservices Australia, the air navigation service provider for Australia, has commissioned into service the Integrated Tower Automation Suite at Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne, Australia´s second busiest airport, is the fourth air traffic control tower to receive the modern INTAS platform provided by Saab and NAV CANADA for the safe, efficient management of air traffic.
INTAS is part of Airservices Australia´s National Towers Program (NTP) initiative to modernize or replace the core ATC technology in its towers with a universal, flexible solution that meets current and future controller needs for safe, efficient operations. INTAS is also operational at Adelaide, Broome and Rockhampton airports.
Saab, along with partners NAV CANADA and Harris (NYSE: HRS) , developed INTAS on NAVCANatm technology that was modified to meet the specific needs of the NTP initiative.
NAVCANatm, a division of NAV CANADA is a leading line of integrated air traffic management products, applications and services operationally deployed worldwide for safe, efficient and cost-effective air traffic management (www.navcanatm.ca). NAV CANADA is the private sector air navigation services provider, responsible for the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in Canada´s domestic airspace and international airspace assigned to Canadian control.