Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) and Avinor Air Navigation Services have entered into an agreement for the supply of remote towers worth 400 MNOK. KONGSBERG is in close cooperation with its partner Indra Navia AS.
The scope contains a complete solution for remote control of tower services at a number of airports from one location. Avinor has earlier decided to introduce remote control and tower services at up to 15 airports, from one tower centre in Bodø. A further investment may include more Avinor airports. The agreement between Avinor and KONGSBERG is the most comprehensive commitment in remote towers ever launched in international aviation.
KONGSBERG employs technology from defence projects and integrates them with Indra Navia’s advanced and very modern solutions for tower management. This technology includes amongst others rugged and innovative sensors, secure and redundant network based solutions for remote control of towers, as well as control of real-time data and data storage solutions.
Indra Navia will deliver an integrated visualization systems based on their leading Nova Tower line supplied worldwide, amongst others to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Dubai, Beijing and many more.
“We look forward to a close collaboration with KONGSBERG and Indra. The companies have proven their ability to deliver the best solution for Avinor, in a fierce competition with other international suppliers. Now the work for fully establishing a remote tower center and introduce future tower services,” said Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen.
“This contract is of great importance with the highest attention in KONGSBERG, and an example on the potential in our span of technologies and possible synergies. Remote tower solutions is a market in the starting phase internationally,” said President in Kongsberg Defence Systems, Harald Ånnestad.
“Indra Navia is proud to be part of this important and pioneering contract, which includes a new use of our Nova-system. With more than 95% export of tower systems from Norway to the world’s leading aviation organizations and airports, we look forward to cooperating with Avinor and KONGSBERG, then provide this unique solution to a growing international market,” said President in Indra Navia, Eldar Hauge.
KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has more than 7 700 employees located in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 16.6 billion in 2014.