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Fri, 3 September 2021

Saab to Upgrade Belgium's Air Traffic Control with Digital Towers

skeyes, Belgium's air traffic control organisation, has signed a long-term framework agreement with Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS).

The deal, which has a fixed part and a conditional part for a total value of just over 48 million Euros, calls for the phased introduction of Saabs Digital Towers at up to six airports and three centres in Belgium.

The first phase will cover the airports of Liege and Charleroi and a centre in Namur. Delivery to skeyes will start in 2022, with initial operations to be started in 2024.

skeyes has signed a deal for Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions to upgrade air traffic systems at six airports and three centres in Belgium. Click to enlarge.

We are proud to be trusted by skeyes to deliver SDATSs Digital Towers and centres for their future air traffic control infrastructure, said Per Ahl, CEO of Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions. This agreement will include larger, more complex airports combined with a countrywide implementation. With our Digital Towers, Belgiums airports and skeyes will possess new, world-class capabilities. We see skeyes as a long-term partner to further enhance our solution in the coming decade.

SDATSs digital air traffic control solution was introduced in Sweden in 2015. Since then, digital systems have been installed at at Cranfield Airport, London City Airport, and Stockholm. A digital tower will be installed at Schiphol in 2022.

Innovation is key at skeyes. We continually invest in improved working methods and state of art technology to maintain our high standards in air navigation services and keep air traffic at Belgian airports and in the Belgian airspace safe. This way we prepare our future role in a changing and competitive international environment, said Johan Decuyper, CEO skeyes. Single European Sky, unmanned air traffic and liberalisation of air navigation services are but a few challenges that lie ahead. Also in our sector, technology is one of the important drivers for change. Digital towers is a major development in air traffic navigation which skeyes fully embraces. In SDATS we have found a solid partner to deploy our digital tower project, starting at Namur for the airports of Liege and Charleroi.

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