• 19 Nov
    Successful Completion of Number of Vital Air Navigation Aids Projects at the Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports

    To meet Dubai Aviation’s increasing demand for efficient and reliable solutions in Navaid systems, DAEP was involved in the planning, design development, execution and successful completion of the following Navaid projects in coordination and collaboration with DANS to support Dubai aviation’s growth plans. We are pleased and proud to announce the completion of the following 4 projects in 2017 to the full satisfaction of the end-users.

    SP 404: Air to Ground Radio System Upgrade

    DAEP are pleased to announce that the SP 404 project for the upgrade of Air-to-Ground Radio Systems at Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports has been successfully completed, commissioned and that the Sapphire Air Traffic Management communication systems have gone live at both airports in September 2017.

    The Air to Ground Radio systems installed in both airport sites needed to be upgraded due to traffic growth and to have separate Main and Standby Radios in dispersed Radio Shelters and Antenna Masts. The Programme included a new software functionality to assist ATC’s and Simultaneous Call Transmission detection. The new system will benefit Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) in enhancing resilience in radio communication systems as well as providing access to new additional radio frequencies which, will in turn, provide further enhanced coverage in both Dubai CTA and on the ground.

    The upgraded radio systems will have a reduced environmental impact, with minimized footprint and reduced power consumption of the radios as well as the excluding hazardous materials, such as beryllium and lithium.  Since it is the lightest and smallest radio in its market means that the expanded Dubai radio system can be compressed into the same amount of equipment room space as was required for the previous smaller number of channels.


    SP/DWC/754: Outer Automatic Weather Observation System

    DAEP are pleased to announce that SP754 Project for the installation of Outer Automatic Weather Observation System at three locations to supplement observation around Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport has been successfully completed, commissioned and has already been entered into operation on August 2017.

    These stations at 3 different locations provide early detection of aviation-related weather events to Dubai Air Navigation Services, allowing the Met Office to provide information to the stakeholders that reduces the loss of capacity.

    The project requirements included a tiltable mast for the three sites, wind speed and direction sensors as well as temperature and relative humidity sensors, weather detectors, ceilometer and aviMET software to be integrated into the existing Vaisala CDU located in the ATCT equipment room.


    SP 411: Runway Debris Monitoring System

    DAEP are pleased to announce the successful completion of the Runway Debris Monitoring Systems project for Dubai Airports operations. The system had “Gone Live” by DA on Jul 17 2017.

    To reduce runway closure for manual FOD Detection, DAEP has completed the installation of a Runway Surveillance and Foreign Object & Debris Detection (FOD) System comprising intelligent vision systems, highly sophisticated and adaptive technologies administrating precise imagery to provide major component and system solutions.

    The iFerret™ system installed is the world’s first intelligent Vision-based FOD detection system, providing real-time automated FOD detection, location, classification, measuring and recording, approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration, and compliant with ICAO requirements. It offers a superior high-definition image quality, with unmatched night visibility, accompanied by a high FOD detection rate. The solution allows Dubai Airports to receive all critical information accurately to establish quick assessments and confirmations of potential threats, enabling the prevention of unnecessary runway closures.

    Providing 100% coverage on two runways and four taxiway crossings, the delivered solution will prevent potential aircraft damages and fatalities caused by FOD, ensuring airside security and safety.


    SP418: ILS LOC Antenna and GP Mast Upgrade for Runway

    12 R/ 30 L

    We are pleased to announce that SP418 Project for Installation, Testing , Optimization and Commissioning  of  ILS Upgrade with 32 Element Log has been successfully completed, commissioned and has already been entered into operation on  Oct 2017.

    A replacement of the Dubai International Runway 12R/30L Localizer Antennas with new, state of the art, 32 element Antennae was undertaken by DAEP, to meet the future traffic demand at Dubai International Airport whilst maintaining existing capacity, as part of a series of airfield improvement works which have been identified for the airport. The primary objective of this project was to reduce the width of the two associated Localizer Sensitive Areas whilst, at the same time, also replacing the existing, associated, non-compliant Glide path antenna steel mast structures with compliant frangible masts.

    The ILS sensitive area generated by the existing Normac 7220A has been a limitation with regard of the movements of multiple code E and F aircraft around parallel taxiways. The number of movements and therefore the capacity is directly impacted by the protection required of these sensitive areas. As a consequence, taxiing areas are reduced and the movements of code E and F aircraft around the airport are restricted. Upgrade of the existing 20 element Localizer Antennae on Rwy 12R/30L to ultra-wide aperture 32 element Localizer Antennae has significantly reduced the width of the two Localizer sensitive areas thus allowing an increase of aircraft movements on the parallel taxiways whilst reducing the possibility of a potential disturbance of the Localizer signal.