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Northrop Grumman Park Air To Provide Air Traffic Systems at Dubai World Central Airport.

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24 Sep 2007

Park Air Systems, has been awarded a US$15 million contract by the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation to provide a range of integrated air traffic systems for the new Dubai World Central Airport.

“Dubai World Central is one of the biggest on-going transport infrastructure projects in the world. After a competitive selection process, our systems were selected on the basis of offering the best solution both in terms of value and technology,” commented Charles Houseago, chairman of Northrop Grumman's Park Air Systems. “Our systems will help the Department of Civil Aviation ensure the safe and expeditious control of aircraft at this key airport as it develops and grows over the coming years.”

“Park Air Systems has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality air traffic control solutions to all regions of the world. We are confident that Park Air will deliver us a world-class system suitable for this world-class airport,” said Khalifa Al Zaffin, director of engineering and projects for Dubai Department of Civil Aviation.

Northrop Grumman Park Air To Provide Air Traffic Systems at Dubai World Central Airport.

The air traffic control systems will facilitate the landing and tracking of aircraft at the airport while ensuring reliable communications. The Dubai World Central Airport is currently under construction at Jebel Ali and when completed will handle 120 million passengers annually using 6 parallel runways.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will deliver its NOVA 9000 advanced surface movement guidance and control system to manage the tracking of aircraft and vehicles on the ground using surveillance systems based on radar and multi-lateration. The system will assist the efficient management of air traffic particularly in periods of high volume and during adverse weather conditions.

The air traffic system will also include the NORMARC 7000B instrument landing system (ILS) and two complete Cat III-b ILS systems, one for each end of the first operational runway at the airport. The Normarc 7000B is the world's leading ILS system, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure safe and precise landings, even under the most difficult visibility conditions.

Ground-to-air voice communications will be provided through an integrated digital end-to-end communication system combining the PAE T6 multimode digital radio and the GAREX 220 voice communication control system enabling control and monitoring of key radio functions directly from the air traffic control operator position.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is also creating a Dubai service center, with its UAE partner company Data Processing Systems, to support the numerous systems it has deployed throughout the Middle East region. The service center will have a stock of spare parts for all Park Air Systems products and trained personnel to give fast high quality assistance to customers.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, UK and Oslo and Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air-space operations worldwide.

In Europe, Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and postal automation systems. In the UK, Northrop Grumman operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough and Solihull and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, robotics, C4I and mission planning, IT systems and software development.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a US$30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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