Refurbishment of control towers will modernise 28 Brazilian airports

03/07/2012 - 11:20
New system will enable traffic control operators to have a better view of the air space

INFRAERO, public company bound to the Civil Aviation Secretariat and in charge of the administration of the airports in Brazil, publicised this Monday (July 2nd) that the contracts for the designing of preliminary studies and basic projects for modernising the systems of control towers in 28 airports in the country have been signed. The investment will be of R$ 2.74 million and the anticipated delivery deadline is of 270 days, starting when the service order is signed.

Photo: Infraero#Santos Dumont Airport, in Rio de JaneiroThe towers at the following airports are provided for: Guarulhos, Viracopos, Bauru, Ribeirão Preto, Presidente Prudente and Campo de Marte (state of São Paulo); Santos Dumont, Jacarepaguá and Macaé (Rio de Janeiro); Pampulha, Uberlândia, Uberaba and Carlos Prates (Minas Gerais); Vitória (Espírito Santo); Goiânia (Goiás); Palmas (Tocantins); Londrina (Paraná); Joinville and Navegantes (Santa Catarina); João Pessoa (Paraíba); Teresina (Piauí); Ilhéus (Bahia); Maceió (Alagoas); Aracaju (Sergipe); Belém - Brigadeiro Protásio, Marabá and Santarém (Pará); and Macapá (Amapá).

The modernisation works will include the implementation of an Integrated Management and Control System (SGC), which will electronically integrate the aids and support systems for air navigation in towers, surveillance, meteorology, information and energy systems, and lighting and radio aids. The new system will enable traffic control operators to have a better view of the air space, ensuring ever more safety to airport users.

In the second fortnight of June, the service order was issued for the construction works of the new control tower at the International Luís Eduardo Magalhães/Salvador Airport (State of Bahia). The works, which are part of INFRAERO’s construction works timeframe for the World Cup, represent an investment of R$ 14.6 million and has had its delivery date estimated for December 2013.


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