Indra implements a state-of-the-art air traffic management system in Bahrain

MADRID, 22 Feb.

Indra implements a state-of-the-art air traffic management system in Bahrain


Indra, a Spanish technological engineering multinational, has implemented a state-of-the-art air traffic management system in Bahrain, an island in the Persian Gulf, which will allow it to double the air movement management capacity from that center, as reported by the company in a statement.

This technology will favor the fluidity and safety of flights that cross the Arabian Gulf, an obligatory passage location for numerous key routes that link Asia, Europe and Africa.

Thus, the Department of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications of Bahrain awarded Indra the development of a new fully digitized air control center that doubles the size and capacity of the one that previously existed.

The Spanish company has implemented the 'ManagAir' system at these facilities, a solution to coordinate air traffic that allows early detection of any possible conflict between routes and the optimization of routes to reduce fuel consumption and improve sustainability.

In addition, the modernization project for this center, which was carried out at the most difficult times of the pandemic, has been supported by the German navigation service provider DFS Aviation Services.

"Today, Bahrain has one of the most efficient and safest skies in existence and its new air control center is ready to continue growing and gradually incorporate the new technologies that will emerge in the coming years," Indra's ATM director said in Middle East, Jesús Fernández.

Indra had already executed the modernization of the control centers in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Jordan and supplied air traffic systems to Qatar. Globally, the company has implemented more than 6,000 digitized air control facilities across the planet and its systems have facilitated more than 200 million safe landings at 1,400 airports.