Areas of Expertise: Air Navigation Planning
Country: Europe and North America: Greece
Project carried out for the European Union (DGXVI) to review the national requirement for upgrading the radar systems in Greece, and to develop and implement an automated aeronautical information system, based on computerised database and standardised retrieval systems. An examination was made of the current radar surveillance capability and requirements were established for upgrading radar systems to PSR/MSSR to enable fail-safe dual radar coverage of the Athens and Macedonian Flight Information Regions. Procurement specification and contracting systems were reviewed and requirements established to implement the systems. An automated AIS was also specified, and the requirements for total automation of this using a computerised database of all civil aviation information (airport data, telecommunications, navigation systems, aeronautical charts and mapping, instrument approach procedures etc.) were defined. Procurement specification and contracting requirements were established to implement the system.