Naviair Selects Saab Sensis ADS-B for Surveillance of Flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviair, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Denmark, has selected Saab Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for surveillance of flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Naviair will be providing ADS-B data of equipped en route flights to the Reykjavik Control Area Center.

The Naviair system will enable reduced flight separation between equipped aircraft and provide improved surveillance for search and rescue. Approximately 70% of flights in this area are currently equipped with ADS-B.

"ADS-B will improve coverage, accuracy and redundancy over traditional radar at a lower initial and life cycle cost," said Bent Fog, Director, Technical Maintenance, Naviair.  "Saab Sensis' ADS-B transceiver is a rugged, reliable solution that meets the performance requirements for this difficult operating area."

Saab Sensis pioneered the development and implementation of ADS-B, fielding the first operational ADS-B transceivers for both the Mode S Extended Squitter (1090 ES) and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) datalinks. All Saab Sensis ADS-B transceivers are also capable of transponder multilateration, enabling independent verification of ADS-B data and serving as an auxiliary system. Saab Sensis ADS-B provides ASTERIX CAT21 output, fully meeting all ED-129 requirements.

"With a significant number of flights operating in this area already equipped with ADS-B, the system will quickly deliver improved efficiency and situational awareness while enabling reduced environmental emissions," said Ken Kaminski, senior vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis. "Saab Sensis has the experience needed to deliver reliable systems to the most challenging operating environments such as Greenland and the Faroe Islands."

Saab Sensis Corporation provides the defense and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. The company serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 35 countries across six continents.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

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