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ERA has signed a new contract with ROMATSA for the extension of its WAM system to cover the Brasov Airport Area

ERA has signed a new contract with ROMATSA for the extension of its WAM system to cover the Brasov Airport Area

ERA Company was awarded a contract for the extension of its Wide Area Multilateration system called WAM East in Romania. The goal of the planned system extension is to provide surveillance coverage of the Brașov-Ghimbav International Airport area. The contract was assigned by ROMATSA, the Romanian ANSP.

The WAM project for the Brasov airport in East Romania will add more ground stations of the ERA Multisensor Surveillance System (MSS), combining multilateration and ADS-B technologies, to the already proven WAM System previously deployed there. The main goal achieved by its installation is to improve the surveillance coverage of this area, mainly the Brasov CTR.

“ROMATSA is one of our VIP customers. Since the beginning of our cooperation in 2011, ERA has installed quite a number of systems in Romania, which together cover almost the entire airspace over the country,“ stated Ondřej Chlost, ERA CEO.

The list of ERA systems operating in Romania is ever growing:

  • The first installation was the WAM system for NAPOC TMA providing coverage of the airspace for three international airports since 2011: Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu and Târgu-Mures.
  • Its two extensions in 2013 and 2014 were particularly focused on lower parts of the Cluj airport surroundings as the Cluj airport is located in a geographically challenging mountainous region.
  • The project WAM Rom Sud in southern Romania, put into operations in 2016, has improved the surveillance coverage of Bucharest TMA.
  • There is also a surface MLAT system and SQUID vehicle tracking system in use at the Henri Coandă International Airport (former Otopeni) in the capital city Bucharest.
  • The last ERA project WAM East, started two years ago, added another region to the almost country-wide multilateration system in Romania.

About Brasov Airport and ROMATSA

Brașov-Ghimbav International Airport is located in Ghimbav, near the city of Brașov in Transylvania. It has been operational since June 2023, which makes it the newest air traffic facility in Romania.

The Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) is the Romanian Air National Service Provider placed under the authority of the Ministry of Transport of Romania and was established in 1991.