Indra is strengthening aviation safety in Chile by launching a new state-of-the-art radar that delivers data to various air traffic control centers, including the one in Santiago, the most important in the country. Together with the General Directorate for Civil Aviation (DGAC), the company has put a new MSSR Mode S secondary radar into operation in Cerro Pajonales in the Coquimbo region, which will monitor air movements in the fourth region of Chile. This system will also support operations at La Serena Airport.
It is a technology that interrogates aircraft in flight to identify them and collect data on their position, speed and direction. This information enables the controllers to control air movements more precisely and safely. It is ready to operate 24/7, 365 days a year, and its maintenance is performed remotely so that its operation can be monitored at all times.
The company and General Directorate Civil Aviation have installed four systems with these characteristics in Chile, La Serena, Antofagasta, the Biobo region and Araucana.
In addition to these monitoring systems, the company has equipped the DGAC with communication systems, navigation and control centers for airports and terminals. Air traffic controllers are trained in flight simulators that the company has installed at the Aeronautical Technical School and other centers around the country.
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