Saab airport surface surveillance launches at San Francisco airport

Defense and security company Saab has announced that its airport surface surveillance capability (ASSC) is now operational for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the company said.

SFO is the 36th airport in the US national airspace system (NAS) to receive the capability. ASSC is delivered by US-based Saab Sensis, which is part of Saab´s surveillance business area. It provides air traffic controllers in the tower with situational awareness of the airport surface, helping them to safely guide aircraft and vehicles at the airport.

SFO is the first of eight ASSC deployments planned by the FAA that will incorporate Saab´s multi-lateration, safety logic conflict detection and alerting, air traffic controller working positions and recording and playback functionality.

Saab provides air traffic management solutions for civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security.