TCAA Signs Contract With Thales To Install Four New ATS Surveillance Systems

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) signed a contract with Thales to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission four state-of-the-art air traffic services (ATS) surveillance systems including a Topsky software.

The new radar systems will be installed at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Mwanza Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and Songwe Airport. The successful completion of this project will enable Tanzania to have total radar surveillance coverage of the whole Dar es Salaam Flight Information Region (FIR) and part of neighbouring FIRs' airspaces.

Director General, TCAA, Mr Hamza Johari and Mr Abel Carr, Regional Sales Manager, Thales, sign the contract

Speaking during the contract signing ceremony, the Director General TCAA, Mr Hamza Johari, expressed his confidence in Thales to execute the project in a way that will enable TCAA to achieve her objective of improving air navigation infrastructure in the country.

On his part, Mr Abel Carr, the Thales Regional Sales Manager, said Thales was committed to executing the project to the satisfaction of TCAA and other users of the systems. He added that Thales has built her reputation in provision of air traffic management (ATM) systems through innovations and partnership with customers and hence manufacturing systems, which address the real challenges faced by the ATM industry globally.

The contract signing ceremony was also attended by the Minister for Works, Communications and Transport, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa. This project is estimated to cost TCAA EURO 22.3 Million and Thales expect to complete the project within a period of 18 months.

Source: CANSO