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Indra to modernise three air control centres in Argentina

11 March 2015
  • The new systems will allow the Area Control Centers (ACC) and Mendoza, Resistencia and Comodoro Rivadavia Airports to manage a greater number of flights
  • The company won this contract after having modernized the ACC of Ezeiza (Buenos Aires) and Córdoba
  • Indra reinforces its position as a technology provider for the General Directorate of Air Traffic Control (DGCTA), which belongs to the Argentine Air Force (FAA)


Indra will implement its air traffic management systems in the Area Control Centers (ACC) and Approach Control Center of three international airports in Argentina: Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli, in Mendoza; José de San Martín, in Resistencia; and General Enrique Mosconi, in Comodoro Rivadavia.

We won the contract through a process managed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This is a very demanding project due to its execution timeframes with the goal of launching the operations of the 3 centers almost simultaneously.

The Indra automated air traffic management systems will support the activity of controllers and allow the control centers and airports to manage a higher number of flights, guaranteeing higher security levels.

This contract reinforces Indra's relationship as a technology provider of the General Directorate of Air Traffic Control (DGCTA), a body governed by the Argentinean Air Force (FAA). Previously, Indra modernized the control center systems at the Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires, the country's most important airport and the one with the highest traffic, as well as that of Córdoba.

To reinforce the operations of the airport in Buenos Aires, Indra also supplied a mode S secondary radar, the most advanced technology for detecting and identifying aircraft.

Likewise, it was in charge of deploying a simulator for the ACC and Control Tower of the Training, Perfection and Experimentation Center (CIPE) at Ezeiza, at which a major number of controllers who work in this country undergo training.


Air traffic management in Latin America

Indra is a leading company in the supply of Air Traffic Management systems. The technology multinational has implemented more than 4,000 facilities in over 160 countries. It is also one of the most innovative companies in the sector, as highlighted by its decisive participation in the European R&D project, SESAR, aimed at developing systems to manage air traffic in Europe in the future.

In Latin America, the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) manages the entire upper airspace of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Belize using Indra technology. These countries have also implemented Indra systems in their own control centers. The company has also carried out air traffic projects in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil, among other countries.

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