Indra, a world technological engineering firm for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has been awarded a serious contract for the availability and set up of air navigation programs in Africa for 15 million euros. The corporate will ship its Normarc instrument touchdown system (ILS) and distance measuring tools (DME) to 17 airports in 12 nations, all operated by ASECNA. 

As a turnkey undertaking, Indra is answerable for delivering {hardware}, set up, commissioning, and coaching. Deliverables embody 12 DMEs, 18 localizers and 14 glide paths, the 2 latter being the essential components of an ILS. Indra can even present navigational aids to ASECNA’s Upkeep Laboratory in Senegal and conduct complete technical coaching of Air Site visitors Security Digital Personnel (ATSEP) each in manufacturing facility and on website.  

Indra is a world chief inside navigational aids and is widely known for its technical competence {and professional} customer support. This was key in securing the contract for ASECNA.

“We have now in depth expertise with Normarc aids to navigation. The programs are recognized to be very strong and dependable. In some airports, now we have had the programs in operation for greater than 20 years”, feedback Mohamed Moussa, Director Normal of ASECNA. “Entry to Indra’s technical experience by means of the check benches put in in its NAV upkeep laboratory and the tutorial platforms for sensible coaching for the supply of ATSEP {qualifications}, are additionally of nice added worth for us. We all know that we will proceed to profit from the required assist in the long run.” 

“We’re a number one provider of ILS and DMEs to the world’s airports, however this contract is one thing particular. The scope of deliverables is big. It’s also the primary time we take end-to-end accountability of the installations for ASECNA. We’re delighted to be trusted as soon as once more by our longtime accomplice.” feedback Eldar Hauge, CEO of Indra’s subsidiary in Norway. 

ILS and DME are radio navigation programs that information plane safely to the bottom throughout landings. An ILS gives the plane with lateral and vertical steering to the runway. The DME measures the gap between the plane and the runway threshold. Indra will implement its system in several airports in Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso and Senegal (DTI Coaching centre).


ASECNA gives air navigation providers inside an airspace of 16.5 million sq. km, divided into six flight data areas protecting its Member States Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo. 

Within the area of air navigation tools’s, ASECNA is answerable for defining specs regarding features, programs and means, for finishing up the research, definition of technical specs, buying, acceptance, set up, technical verification, upkeep in operational situation, to the operation of typical tools and installations akin to ILS, DME, and VOR.

ASECNA can be getting ready the transition to satellite tv for pc navigation programs by means of its ongoing satellite-based augmentation system so known as ANGA (that imply sky in SWAHILI language), intention to boost SBAS providers for all phases of flight, from en-route right down to precision approaches, and surveillance operations as effectively, as offering a supply of place for terminal and floor surveillance.