Indra has signed a contract with the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) to modernize the approach control center and control tower at Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize, as well as to renovate its surveillance radar for more than four million dollars.
Modernization of these systems includes deployment of an advanced flight information center to manage traffic flows at all of the country's airports, as well as implementing pilot messaging systems (AFTN/AIM) and analog and digital voice recording systems.
The control center will feature advanced billing systems, to help Belize Civil Aviation to bill for services provided to airlines. Indra will also equip air traffic controller positions with an electronic flight strips system, replacing the traditional paper system.
Meanwhile, the center will operate using the new NAM3 protocol that improves interoperability and coordination with other control centers in the region. The company is rolling out this improvement at all COCESNA centers, making these among the first in the continent to harness said protocol.
Indra will also equip the Mode S radar station with a digital receiver to improve air traffic surveillance. This will provide the control center more precise information and allow it to handle greater flight traffic while maintaining the highest safety standards.
This new contract comes after COCESNA recently entrusted Indra with modernization of key control centers and towers in Costa Rica for more than 12 million dollars.
The company has a longstanding partnership with the body and all upper airspace in Central America is now managed using Indra technology. Member countries of the Corporation also selected the company's technology to upgrade their infrastructure. In the rest of Latin America, Indra has supplied systems to countries such as Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, and is the leading manufacturer of ATM systems in the region.
Indra is one of the main suppliers of radar systems to countries all over the world. It has increased its primary surveillance radars sales in the last years and has sold 175 Mode S secondary radars all over the planet. These systems today cover air traffic surveillance for 60% of Chinese airspace, practically all skies over India and 90% of skies over Ecuador, among others.
Indra, overseen by Chairman & CEO Fernando Abril-Martorell, is one of the leading consulting and technology multinationals in Latin America and Europe. The company is the global technology partner for operations in its clients' key businesses. It offers business solutions, IT services and integrated systems for clients around the world. Indra has a standout business model based on proprietary solutions (representing nearly 65% of its total 2014 revenues) that serve leading clients in key industries and regions. In 2014 it reported revenues of 2.938 billion euros, employed 39,000 professionals, had a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries. The company develops a range of technological solutions and services for operations in various industries, including Energy & Industry, Financial Services, Telecom & Media, Public Administrations & Healthcare, Transport & Traffic, and Security & Defense.