CAAN selects NEC to support modernisation of TIA
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has selected NEC Corporation to support modernisation of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
The project totaling approximately one billion yen for the modernisation of Tribhuvan International Airport is crucial as its a major hub for domestic flights, apart from being the only international airport.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Japan is being used to update airport equipment like aging surveillance radars and data processing systems to accommodate the rapidly rising number of passenger flights.
By March 2015, NEC is scheduled to provide an air traffic control radar system, a secondary surveillance radar that receives detailed operating information from airplanes and a multi-sensor information processing system that utilises information received from radars. Secondary surveillance radars detect bearing, distance and flight information like altitude and identification codes of an aircraft, based on information received from the avionics of the aircraft. It will contribute to improving the reliability and efficiency of air traffic control services while helping to ensure smooth and secure airport operations.
NEC has provided air traffic control solutions for more than 50 years, including systems for sophisticated transportation hubs in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. As a result, NEC is able to provide advanced air traffic control systems in Nepal that capitalise on technologies developed through a distinguished history of expertise and experience.
As a landlocked country, where mountains account for a majority of the territory, air transport is key for effective travel and supply of goods.