Subscribe Free
in ATM & Regulatory

DANS to seek bids for remote control service

Posted 12 May 2015 · Add Comment

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the air navigation service provider for Dubai's two international airports and the airspace of the Northern Emirates, will shortly issue an RFP for the first version of a remote aerodrome control service (RACS), writes Barbara Saunders.

The company’s Vice President Strategy, Nils Svan, said the move follows a detailed study of requirements and the first RACS version will focus on providing business continuity.

The Remote Tower concept enables Air Traffic Control services (ATS) and Aerodrome Flight Information Services (AFIS) to be provided at aerodromes where such services are either currently unavailable, or where it is difficult or too expensive to implement and staff a conventional manned facility.
Speaking on the side lines of the Global Airport Leaders Forum in Dubai, Svan said four international companies – three European and one Canadian – will be asked to pitch. The RFP, he said, would likely be issued “in a month or two” with an appointment being made “by the end of the year.” Implementation, said Svan, “will take a while” but would be “short and swift.”
“The regulator has been with us on this and has been very supportive,” he added.
The RCAS is expected to be the first civil application of its kind in the Middle East and, according to Svan, “the first application in a very busy environment.”
“We believe in RACS,” Svan told the Forum. “If we want to service five runways at Al Maktoum International Airport we need this. Our business driver is to use it as a business continuity option and foremost for the future is utilising the digital images differently than we do today.”
Svan told delegates that DANS’ current focus is on throughput “so that capacity is not constrained” but said the focus would shift “as more runways are built.”
“We are moving the problems further out and are working collaboratively with the GCAA on solutions,” he added.


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Etihad Airways passes the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit

Etihad Airways has successfully passed the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Boeing and FedEx express announce order for 24 medium and large freighters

Boeing and FedEx Express today announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

Abu Dhabi Airports opens new sleeping facility for transfer passengers in Terminal 3

Abu Dhabi Airports has the opened of Aerotelís new airport transit sleeping facility at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

KhalifaSat flown to Korea with Emirates SkyCargo

KhalifaSat, the first fully UAE-built Earth observation satellite, has been flown to South Korea prior to its launch in Japan later this year. Steve Nichols reports.

Honeywell research shows growing investment in 'connected' technology

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fuelled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity according to a new report released by Honeywell today.

Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market. Oman Air

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
MEBAA BT1004121218AIME19BTA3005120219Istanbul Airshow BT22018GATM BT1004061118Cargo BT1004091018BIAS BT271017161118ASDubai BT1004091018