Azerbaijani A-SMGCS to be Provided by ERA

ERA a.s. announces it has been selected as prime contractor for the supply of a complete A-SMGCS system to Heydar Aliyev international airport.

Pardubice, Czech Republic, December 16, 2011 --( ERA a.s.,(ERA) announced today that it has been awarded the contract to supply a complete A-SMGCS system to Heydar Aliyev international airport. Renamed for its former President Heydar Aliyev (IATA: GYD) the airport is the busiest in the Caucasus having seen a 240% increase in flights over the last 10 years. This increase in traffic has driven the need to implement additional airport surface surveillance to mitigate the risk of runway incursions and other ground traffic related incidents. Together with its partners, HITT and Terma, ERA will deliver a solution consisting of an Air Traffic Control system fed by both surface movement radar and MSS by ERAtm mulitalteration.

Vladislav Hofman, Managing Director of ERA stated that “This contract builds on the success the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service (AZANS) has experienced with their wide area multilateration system deployed to monitor low flying helicopters and aircraft over the Caspian sea.”

Farhan Guliyev, Head of Development for AZANS indicated that “The new system utilizes the infrastructure previously deployed by ERA thus ensuring a smooth deployment and certification process.”

About Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service

AZANS, Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services Department of "Azerbaijan Hava Yollari" CJSC, was established in 1996 and is the responsible body for ATC within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic.

The airspace of the Azerbaijan Republic is 165,400 sq. km, 86,600 of which is land and 78,000 sq. km is above the Caspian Sea area. The route network within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic amounts to around 8000 km.

Azerbaijan is farthest ECAC Member State to the east of Europe bordering with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Russia from the north and east, the Islamic Republic of Iran from the south, and Georgia, Armenia and Turkey from the west.

About ERA a.s.

ERA a.s. is a leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management, military, security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high-performance, high-reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 airport, air traffic management and military customers throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia.

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Andrea Jilkova
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