The FINANCIAL — On June 10, an agreement on procurement of the automated Air Traffic Control system was signed between Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Spanish Company INDRA SISTEMAS S.A. Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Vice President of company “INDRA” Mr. Federico Rueda attended the event.
Gocha Mezvrishvili Director General at Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd and Antonio Delgado, representative of the Company INDRA SISTEMAS S.A. signed an agreement, according to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.
The Spanish company won the international tender announced by Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd. that has given Georgia an opportunity to replace the existing high-tech system with the most successful air traffic system of Europe. Price of the new system amounts to 15 million GEL. According to the agreement, the Spanish company will install the system, provide the follow-up services and monitor the training process of the employees.
“Georgia became a member of Eurocontrol in 2014. This implies that Georgia was required to upgrade its current air traffic systems to meet European standards. Today we are signing an agreement with the Spanish company that will install modern, one of the best traffic systems. Thus, air navigation will be more safe and in complete compliance with the best international practice. Fifteen million GEL investments will be applied to make Georgia’s transit area more attractive and safer. Georgia performs more than 400 air-transits per day. Based on international forecasts this number is expected to increase by at least six percent. This means that our systems should be ready to serve larger numbers of the passengers. All these are implied through the agreement” – Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.
According to the Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd, introduction of new technology will provide fundamental change of the existing infrastructure, thus contributing the company’s core activities – even higher standards of flight safety. The new systems will also increase conductibility of airspace of Georgia and the company will be able to render high-level navigation services to more foreign airlines. New ATC system will make the working process much more efficient and comfortable for the air traffic controllers.
For further information: INDRA is one of the leader companies in the industry of air traffic control and navigation systems and more than 80 countries use its products to this direction. INDRA possesses 30-year experience in the aviation industry. Today it makes one of the safest and high-tech navigation systems in the world. The most successful air navigation service providers choose INDRA. The company offers them the broad spectrum of the service of air traffic control system.