Control tower modernization.
CONTROL TOWER MODERNIZATION. The Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
signed a US $3.4 million contract with Canada's Intelcan
Technosystems Inc. to modernize the CNS/ATM infrastructure at the
Control Tower, Timehri, reports GINA (Aug. 8, 2009). This will ensure
that Guyana continues to meet obligations to the Intl Civil Aviation
Organization's (ICAO's) air navigation plan, said Minister of
Transport & Hydraulics Robeson Benn, adding that the project
responds to predicted growth in air traffic over the next 15 years.
Government is also expected to acquire an Air Traffic Management (ATM)
system (an automated system interfaced with other communication
components); an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) which will
deliver real time information on pressure, wind speed, direction,
temperature, due point, runway visual range and cloud base; and an
Instrument Landing System/DME (ILS/DME) which will provide guidance for