07/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2021 01:55
Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has awarded Thales a contract to support the modernisation of the Greek civil aviation Navigation Aids infrastructure. This turnkey contract includes the supply of 10 Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR), 13 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and 6 Instrument Landing systems (ILS). It also comprises of the installation of the instruments on 18 different sites across the country, from remote mountain peaks, to major hubs such as the Athens International Airport.
The Navigation Surveillance capabilities will ensure all-weather, en-route navigation and approach services and will significantly increase both safety and air traffic efficiency.
All these instruments must run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without any unpredicted service interruptions to ensure the safety of air travelers. These systems are fully designed and manufactured by Thales to ensure the highest level of precision, interoperability and reliability.
Over 60% of this project will be executed locally in collaboration with Greek Industries including Thales Hellas, highlighting the country's technical expertise in delivering critical infrastructures.
'This award is a testament to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority's renewed confidence in Thales as a partner to provide advanced ground-based air navigation systems. We are proud to support Greece's initiative to provide an even safer and more efficient airspace for travellers.' Christophe Salomon, Executive Vice President, Thales - Land & Air Systems.