Indra modernizes Uzbekistan’s sky: the gateway to the silk road
Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, will completely modernize Uzbekistan’s air navigation infrastructure as part of the ambitious project that the Asian country has launched to boost its tourism sector and position itself as a gateway to one of the world’s most important trade routes, the Silk Road.
The company, along with Uzaeronavigatsiya, will be responsible for renovating the route and approach control centers in Tashkent and Samarkand, as well as the terminal control centers in Bukhara and Urgench. Indra will also provide a simulator to reinforce the training of the air traffic controllers.
Indra will also set up at Samarkand International Airport a station equipped with a primary and secondary radar to facilitate the approach of aircraft to its runways.
The control center and the tower will have voice communication systems and HF and VHF radios from the company.
And the airport’s new runway will have an instrument landing system (ILS/DME) from Indra to operate in low visibility conditions.
To speed up and guarantee the safety of aircraft movements on the flight deck, Indra will also introduce a surface radar and an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SGMCS) on the flight deck.
This technology will allow the management of traffic in an extremely efficient way, which will result in greater punctuality and capacity.
Samarkand airport will be one of the safest and best equipped in the world, strengthening its position as a regional hub and allowing it to attract more tourists.
Uzbekistan is located at a crossroads between China, Russia and Europe, three of the world’s most active trading poles.
With the modernization of its systems, Uzaeronavigatsiya will increase the income derived from the management of the flights that cross its air space.