Northrop Grumman to provide air traffic control software for NAV CANADA infrastructure update
OREANDA-NEWS. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) U.K.-based air traffic management (ATM) subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract to provide the latest version of its remote control and monitoring system, MARC Server, to NAV CANADA, the Canadian civil air navigation services provider. This software will be used to monitor their nationwide air traffic control radio system from multiple sites around the country.
Northrop Grumman's U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract to provide the latest version of its remote control and monitoring system, MARC Server, to NAV CANADA, the Canadian civil air navigation services provider.
Additionally, Northrop Grumman is developing a bespoke interface module for NAV CANADA to monitor their unique Radio Telecom Interface Multiplexer (RTIM) network management equipment.
“Park Air has been a preferred supplier of radio equipment to NAV CANADA for a decade,” said William Estrada, director, CNS Engineering, NAV CANADA. “We are very pleased to be expanding this to include their new remote control and monitoring system. This is a new chapter in our relationship, building on years of trusted supply.”
“We have a strong relationship with NAV CANADA going back many years,” said Danny Milligan, managing director, Park Air Systems, Northrop Grumman. “Our radios are in use across their network, and we are delighted to now be adding to that core capability with MARC Server.”
NAV CANADA will roll out the installation of MARC Server software to manage their existing Park Air equipment, as well as their bespoke interfaces through 2018 and 2019. The NAV CANADA radio network consists of more than 5,000 radios deployed at more than 300 remote locations. The modular nature of MARC Server software allows Park Air to develop interfaces for one-off pieces of equipment such as NAV CANADA’s RTIM in a manner that enables the customer to retain ownership of any proprietary interfaces.
Training for NAV CANADA communications engineering staff on the MARC Server software will be provided in the Park Air Academy near Peterborough in the U.K. Park Air provides a range of training courses, from basic ATM communications to highly specialised modules for advanced learners.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems supplies communication systems for airspace operations worldwide. In its 50 year history, it has installed 60,000 radios in 180 countries around the world.