ERA has signed a contract to provide surface surveillance for Incheon airport in Korea
Pardubice, December 10th, 2014 ERA Company was recently awarded a contract for the surface multilateration system at the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, capital of South Korea. The contract was assigned by Incheon International Airport Corporation. ERA will provide the MLAT part of the A-SMGCS system which should cover not only the airport area but also 20 nautical miles of TMA. The company will cooperate on the project with its tested and tried partners INDRA (data fusion), TERMA (Surface Movement Radar) and HITEL (infrastructure).
The Incheon project is also an important milestone in ERA technological development due to its pioneering use of the recently introduced NEO system, an enhanced version of the ERA traditional product MSS (multi-sensor surveillance system). The actual installation will consist of 38 Ground Stations, 3 Central Processing stations and 2 Remote and Monitoring Terminals. The final completion is planned for late summer 2017. The proposed system is designed according to RFT requirements and the ED-117 standard.
The team of ERA experts already carried out a site survey at Incheon Airport at the beginning of the autumn. “The Korean client appreciated the fact that ERA has begun its mission not only by taking part in the official opening ceremony of the Incheon project but also by sending engineers who immediately started the first phase of the project – the site survey of the airport terrain,” stated the ERA project manager Petr Nováček.
On Incheon airport in Seoul
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. For nine years in a row (2005–present), it was rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International. The airport has a spa, ice skating rink and indoor gardens. Located 48 km west of Seoul, the capital and the largest city in South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. Incheon Airport is also currently Asia's fourth busiest airport and the world's ninth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2013. Last year 41 million international passengers used the airport.