Kyrgyz Republic's Main International Airport Adopts NEC's Air Navigation System Solution
posted on Sep 12, 2016
Tokyo, Japan - September 12, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC; TSE: 1973) today announced that they have signed a contract to deliver their Air Navigation System Solution for Manas International Airport in the Kyrgyz Republic. The airport solution project will be funded by an official development assistance (ODA) loan totaling 800 million yen from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
NEC will deliver the Air Navigation System Solution, which includes an instrument landing system to ensure the safety of aircraft when in flight and during landing and approach. NESIC will be responsible for system installation and system integration at the project site. These efforts will contribute to the improvement of air transport safety and efficiency at Manas International Airport.
"Kyrgyz Republic has five international airports and six domestic airports, with Manas International Airport, located near the capital of Bishkek, being the country's largest international airport," said Abdimalik Busurmankulov, Director for Investment & Airports Infrastructure Development, Manas International Airport. "The number of passengers on international flights from Kyrgyz Republic has grown at an annual average rate of 10% or more over the past six years, and further growth is anticipated. Meanwhile, Manas International Airport is situated in a rugged mountainous area where there have been cases of aircraft being unable to land during times of low visibility due to dense fog. This is why the airport is in need of a new air navigation system that will enable the safe and efficient operation of aircraft at times of low visibility. "
"The NEC Group has already built a reputable track record in Asia and elsewhere through its involvement in the development of air navigation systems for major airports in Laos, Myanmar, and other countries," said Michihiko Yusa, Department Manager, Transportation and City Infrastructure Division, NEC Corporation. "Going forward, we will focus on bolstering our efforts to provide solutions for airports, a key social infrastructure, based on this track record."
*Source: Joshua PR