Greek Civil Aviation Authority navigation aids infrastructure modernisation

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It was announced last month that the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority had awarded Thales a contract to support the modernisation of the Greek civil aviation navigation aids infrastructure.

This turnkey contract includes the supply of ten Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) beacons, thirteen Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and six Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). It also comprises installation of instruments on eighteen different sites across the country, from remote mountain peaks, to major hubs such as Athens International Airport.

The Navigation Surveillance capabilities will ensure all-weather, en route navigation and approach services and will significantly increase both safety and air traffic efficiency.