Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America, has won a contract to implement radar surveillance and air traffic management systems in Jordan. The contract awarded by the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) of the country, amounts to EUR 4M approximately.
This new reference reinforces the company's position in ATM in the Middle East as it comes on top recent contracts awarded in Oman and Kuwait. The latest contracts won in this region exceed the lump sum of EUR 100 m which clearly shows a strong market penetration.
Indra will implement in Jordan a secondary radar system in order to enhance air space control. The accuracy of the positioning data and aircraft identification will help improve the management of air space.
The company will also equip Amman's control centre with its air traffic management automation system. This technology combines the radar system information with that of the flight plans so that air traffic controllers receive an accurate picture of what is going on in their area.
The system also detects possible conflicts among the routes of the aircraft quite in advance so that the operator can make a decision. This way, security levels are increased and the delays due to these factors are reduced.
The modernization process of the air traffic management infrastructures will allow Jordan's airports to handle more flights which is a key element for the country as one of the Middle East' main tourism attractions.