Friday, August 3, 2018

Jane's Airport Review By Neelam Mathews

 Co-located radar arrives at Imphal


ELDIS Pardubice (part of the Czechoslovak Group) has provided 14 units of its co-located RL-2000/MSSR-1 airspace surveillance radar to India, including the most recent installation at Imphal Airport .....Read More Subscription

Imphal Airport handles 24 flights a day but a terminal expansion plan is under way, so the new co-located radar is essential to handle forecast growth. However, technology is only part of the answer: one airline official, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that Imphal “could have grown much faster if it did not lack trained air traffic controllers”, adding that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) considered the remote city as a “hard posting”. Now times are changing, as Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla told Jane’s that she is negotiating for more airlines to fly to Imphal.
The RL-2000 primary surveillance radar features a solid-state modular system. The radar is designed to produce enhanced system stability and powerful clutter suppression to prevent false reports while maintaining target detection at up to 60 n miles (111 km), with enhanced performance for target accuracy and resolution. The RL-2000 includes a weather channel for information on the current weather conditions in the airspace.
The basic RL-2000 configuration can be extended by the MSSR-1 monopulse surveillance secondary radar to represent an integrated system solution for terminal manoeuvring area operations, especially where airspace is congested.
In late 2017, factory acceptance tests were completed for two MSSR-1s ordered by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA). These radars will help to cover the entire airspace of the country.
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Dublin operator targets more overseas opportunities

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is considering bids to run international airports in the Middle East and Asia, as it attempts to build on its management and operation concession for Terminal 5 (T5) King KhalidInternational Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh....more

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has completed the sale of its 11% stake in the operating company for Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport to GMR Airports for USD76 million. GMR now owns 74% of the airport, with minority stakes held by the Airports Authority of India and the state government (13% apiece).
Chinese biometrics face the future

Artificial intelligence (AI) developers in China are competing to offer facial recognition systems for faster airport security checks and improved passenger processing.
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