Northrop Grumman supplying air traffic management systems at U.K. airports

  • 07-Sep-2010 09:45 EDT

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Europe-based air traffic management systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded contracts by NATS Services to provide surface movement radar and air traffic monitor systems for Heathrow airport's virtual contingency facility (VCF) and instrument landing systems (ILS) for regional airports around the U.K. The VCF is the world's first full safety-certified remote airport contingency control room that can keep flights moving through Heathrow airport in the event of a serious problem at the airport's main control tower. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is providing the NOVA 9000 advanced-surface movement guidance and control system equipment and NOVA 9000 air traffic monitors. Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will also supply NATS Services with the NORMARC 7000B ILS CAT III for Newcastle, Luton, and Leeds Bradford airports.

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