Naviair, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Denmark, has selected Saab Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for surveillance of flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Naviair will be providing ADS-B data of equipped en route flights to the Reykjavik Control Area Center.
The Naviair system will enable reduced flight separation between equipped aircraft and provide improved surveillance for search and rescue. Approximately 70% of flights in this area are currently equipped with ADS-B.
"ADS-B will improve coverage, accuracy and redundancy over traditional radar at a lower initial and life cycle cost," said Bent Fog, Director, Technical Maintenance, Naviair. "Saab Sensis' ADS-B transceiver is a rugged, reliable solution that meets the performance requirements for this difficult operating area."
Saab Sensis pioneered the development and implementation of ADS-B, fielding the first operational ADS-B transceivers for both the Mode S Extended Squitter (1090 ES) and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) datalinks. All Saab Sensis ADS-B transceivers are also capable of transponder multilateration, enabling independent verification of ADS-B data and serving as an auxiliary system. Saab Sensis ADS-B provides ASTERIX CAT21 output, fully meeting all ED-129 requirements.
"With a significant number of flights operating in this area already equipped with ADS-B, the system will quickly deliver improved efficiency and situational awareness while enabling reduced environmental emissions," said Ken Kaminski, senior vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis. "Saab Sensis has the experience needed to deliver reliable systems to the most challenging operating environments such as Greenland and the Faroe Islands."
Source: Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)
Date: Jan 23, 2013