Airways New Zealand has awarded a contract to Frequentis for a smartVISION digital tower solution at Invercargill Airport.
Frequentis responded to a request for proposals from the New Zealand air navigation service provider (ANSP) in March 2018. The two parties will jointly implement smartVISION at Invercargill, with a planned entry into service in 2020.
“Digital towers will help to future-proof our airport operations, ensuring we’re able to safely and efficiently meet the ongoing needs of all those who fly here,” said Invercargill Airport General Manager Nigel Finnerty.
Frequentis was previously awarded a contract by Airways in November 2017 to supply a prototype digital tower for contingency operations at Auckland International Airport.
The system for Invercargill will initially be operated onsite by Airways controllers, before a transition to a centralised hub that will provide services to multiple regional and remote airfields in New Zealand.
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