Northrop Grumman Delivers Europe's First Runway Status Light Control System at Charles de Gaulle Airport, ParisBy Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, February 6, 2011
LONDON, February 7, 2011 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic
management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a
contract to provide a Runway Status Light (RWSL) Control System for Charles
de Gaulle Airport, Paris, the first European airport to implement this safety
The RWSL Control System is an automated system that warns aircraft and
vehicles if it is safe to enter or cross runways through a series of lights
embedded in the pavement. The contract, awarded by Direction des Services de
la Navigation Aerienne - Direction de la Technique et l'Innovation (DSNA-DTI)
of France, is to be completed by end of 2011.
"Winning this first European RWSL contract is a major achievement which
confirms Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems' position as the leading supplier
of advanced air traffic control surveillance systems," said Eldar Hauge,
managing director for Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway. "We are
already a leading European supplier of Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and
Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for some of the largest airports in Europe and Asia
Pacific. RWSL can be offered as an upgrade to any A-SMGCS, regardless of
make, and will give Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems a competitive edge in
projects where RWSL is a requirement."
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is also supplying the A-SMGCS which
connects to the RWSL Control System, offering the best technical solution and
providing added safety to busy international airports.
The A-SMGCS comprises the NOVA 9000 display processing system and surface
movement radar. NOVA 9000 delivers enhanced air traffic control capabilities
and ensures air traffic controllers have a clear view of ground movements
under normal and low visibility operations.
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, U.S. and the U.K., in both
civil and military applications.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and
in Peterborough, U.K. supplies air traffic management systems for air-space
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 for more information.
Ken Beedle, +44-207-747-1910, or +44-7787-174092, Ken.beedle at euro.ngc.com, for Northrop Grumman Corporation
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