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NAV Portugal signs Selex ES for radar service

March 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM
MADRID, March 5 (UPI) -- Logistics support and maintenance of air traffic control radars of the Portuguese Air Navigation Service Provider are being provided by Selex ES.

The company, which originally installed the radars beginning in the late 1990s, said services would be performed over a period of 10 years.

The contract has a value of about $6.87 million. Among services to be provided is establishment of a centralized depot in Lisbon under NAV Portugal responsibility to speed up the management of spare parts. Selex ES will also supply on-call repair services, assistance and the supply of spare parts.

NAV Portugal operates eight Selex ES air traffic control radar systems. They are located in Porto Santo, Porto, Lisbon, Montejunto, Foia, Faro and Santa Maria. All are in line with current international safety standards and have monitored Portugal's airspace -- including the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

Additional details of the contract and services to be provided by Selex ES were not disclosed.

The contract was announced at the World Air Traffic Management conference in Madrid, Spain.

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