Northrop Grumman Builds on Air Traffic Management System Success in DubaiBy Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
LONDON, December 22, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic
management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, continues to grow
its international sales in the Middle East region with the supply of
communication, navigation and surveillance systems for the recently opened Al
Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai which is set to become the
world's largest airport when it is fully completed.
"The contracts for Al Maktoum International have consolidated our
position in the Gulf region as the premier supplier of communications,
navigation and surveillance systems and services," said Eldar Hauge, managing
director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Norway. "We congratulate Dubai on
the opening of Al Maktoum and look forward to continuing our successful
co-operation as the airport expands towards becoming the largest in the
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has supplied a range of communication,
navigation and surveillance products to Al Maktoum International valued at
more than $16 million, including ground movement radar (GMR), voice
communication control system (VCCS), very high frequency radios (VHF) and
instrument landing systems (ILS).
The company has provided daily on-site support over the last 24-months to
ensure that all necessary electrical and electronic infrastructure has been
implemented in the control tower and associated technical buildings and to
meet design and schedule requirements.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has also been performing the role of
Air Traffic Control Tower Integrator (ATCTi), with responsibility for
planning, designing, delivering and installing a structured cabling
infrastructure to support all ATC systems that will be used in the control
tower and associated technical buildings.
The Al Maktoum International airport is the centre piece of the $33
billion Dubai World Central (DWC) mega-project and is planned to be the
world's largest airport when fully completed. The five-runway airport will
eventually be able to handle 160 million passengers a year, up from the
previously projected 120 million, as well as 12 million tonnes of cargo. The
airport will expand towards its full capacity over the coming years and this
will include a second air traffic control tower.
Northrop Grumman has previously provided GMR and ILS at Dubai
International airport and has also delivered air traffic management solutions
for other airports in the neighboring Emirates and Gulf states, building a
reputation in the region as a supplier of high quality ATC equipments and
With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from
individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey
integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art air traffic
management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous
countries around the world including recent major programmes in: Norway,
Brazil, Qatar, Oman, Canada, India, Poland, UAE, USA and the UK, in both
civil and military applications.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems based in Peterborough, UK, and Oslo and
Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems
for air-space operations worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose
120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in
aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical
services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit
www.northropgrumman.com/international for more information.
Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-(0)207-747-1910, or +44-(0)7787-174092, Ken.beedle at euro.ngc.com
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