Successful FAT for GAREX VCCS at the Air Traffic Control, the Netherlands (LVNL)

Sep 13, 2013, 02:00 ET from Indra Navia

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indra Navia completed a successful factory acceptance test (FAT) for LVNL's new GAREX Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS). The nationwide GAREX VCCS will be installed at the Area Control Center at Schiphol East and at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde, and Maastricht/Aachen Airport Beek. The system consists of 143 operational controller positions, in addition to a simulator and a test and development system.

"LVNL is very pleased with the successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), which demonstrated the readiness of the new voice communication system for on-site installation and preparation for our intended use," says Martin Beringer, Director of Procedures & Systems at LVNL. "The execution of this important milestone was exemplary for the way the Indra Navia and LVNL teams work together: in an open, respectful, professional and cooperative manner, committed to an optimized result." 

With project completion scheduled for 2014, this VCCS is a part of the full voice communication system replacement program at five LVNL sites and their associated radio ground stations. Included in this digital end-to-end voice communication solution are Indra Navia's GAREX 220 switching systems and T6 air/ground radios supplied by Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. When completed, the program will provide fully integrated air traffic control voice communications across the Netherlands.

"This milestone shows that we have the capability to manage and deliver the most advanced communication systems for air traffic management. Customers can rely on our unique knowledge to solve their challenges, no matter how complex they may be," says Eldar Hauge, President and CEO of Indra Navia.

LVNL provides air traffic services in the Dutch civil airspace. LVNL's area control unit handles about 500,000 flights yearly and its TWR and APP control units handle about 400,000 flights yearly.

Indra Navia
Indra Navia is a dedicated air traffic management technology company that designs, produces, and integrates communication, navigation, and surveillance technology for the world's leading airports and air traffic control organizations. Specializing in highly customized solutions, the company delivers outstanding long-term value under the most demanding conditions. More than 1200 airports around the world rely on GAREX, NORMARC and NOVA.

Indra is one of the world's largest consultancy and technology multinationals, a leader in Europe and Latin America and is expanding in other emerging economies. Innovation is the cornerstone of its business, which is highly focused on the customer and on sustainability. The multinational is one of the leaders in its sector in Europe in terms of investment in R&D and innovation, having invested more than €550M in the last three years. With sales approaching €3,000 million, it employs 42,000 professional and has customers in 128 countries.

Media Contact: Andrew Fiamingo, Indra Navia, (+47) 23 18 02 00,

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