Alexandria, VA – May 31, 2007 – After a competitive procurement and evaluation, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has selected HITT Holland Institute of Traffic Technology B.V. of the Netherlands and Era Corporation of the United States for the deployment of an Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) for Singapore Changi Airport. The system includes HITT’s Display and Processing System together with Era’s MSS network of multilateration and ADS-B sensors and SQUID vehicle tracking units.
In 2006, Changi Airport hit an all time high of 35 million passengers and 1.9 million tons of cargo carried. This remarkable growth in traffic necessitated a next-generation ground surveillance solution capable of providing comprehensive awareness of all ground activities today as well as in the future.
MSS by Era will provide the CAAS the ability to track all aircraft and ground vehicles with technology suited to today’s transponders as well as future ADS-B technologies. Additionally, Era’s multilateration technology provides a more accurate, cost-effective solution when compared to traditional Surface Movement Radars (SMRs).
“We are thrilled to be working with CAAS who is renowned for their world class operations and technologies,” said Dave Ellison, President and CEO of Era Corporation. “Once again, the selection of Era and HITT is further evidence that our combined technologies are proven and scalable for surface management at the world’s busiest and rapidly expanding airports.”
Recently, MSS by Era technology was recognized by Jane’s Information Group, when they presented Era with the prestigious Development Award at the ATC Maastricht Awards ceremony. The award recognizes Era’s achievement in wide area multilateration, specifically for their deployment in Ostrava, Czech Republic for the Czech ANS.
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Source: European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
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