Avinor selects Adacel to upgrade air traffic management system for OFIR

Adacel has been awarded a contract by Avinor, the Norwegian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), to upgrade the ATM system used for managing air traffic in the Bodø Oceanic Flight Information Region (OFIR), the company said.

The Bodø Oceanic ATM System (BOAS) is a development of Adacel´s proven Aurora ATM system, which is used to control traffic throughout the oceanic airspaces controlled by Fiji, French Guyana, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal and the United States. It has been in operation since April 2015 successfully managing the growing traffic in the Bodø OFIR and providing improved service to airspace users and interaction with adjacent ANSP´s.

The upgrade will allow for the use of ARTAS surveillance data by controllers. ARTAS merges information based on all available surveillance sources to indicate the most probable and correct aircraft position, while informing the controller of the reliability of that position.

Avinor is responsible for planning, developing and operating the Norwegian airport network. It operates 45 airports in Norway of which 12 are in cooperation with the armed forces. Operations also include air traffic control towers, control centers and technical infrastructure for aircraft navigation.

Adacel is a developer of advanced operational air traffic management systems, speech recognition applications and simulation and training solutions. The company´s products are widely used throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific regions.