At the airport of Vorkuta, the Republic of Komi, the commissioning of the automatic direction finder DF2000, developed and produced by the leading Russian supplier of air traffic management equipment JSC Azimut, has been completed.
Vorkuta is the third largest city in the Arctic circle next to Murmansk and Norilsk. Today, this Far North area is the backbone region for Arctic exploration. Its airport, named after Vorkuta, is one of the 73 air transport hubs of the Arctic zone, whose development concept provides for ensuring regular transport service both inside and beyond the zone, as well as the development of ground-based airport infrastructure in remote areas.
The automatic direction finder DF2000, produced by JSC Azimut and installed at the airport of Vorkuta, provides for accurate aircraft setting within the sectors where controlled flight routes are through in the terminal area, which allows the controller to determine the direction of movement of the aircraft. A similar instrument, developed by JSC Azimut, is successfully operated at the airports of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kursk, Kurilsk, Kirensk and Pechora.
FSUE «State ATM Corporation» took on the role of the Customer for the commissioning of air navigation equipment. JSC Azimut specialists carried out installation, starting-up and adjustment works, as well as the briefing of operating personnel, ground tests and introductory flight checks.
JSC Azimut with the assistance of Rostec State Corporation develops, manufactures commercially, and supplies, on a turnkey basis, civil aviation enterprises with the facilities of communication, navigation, landing, surveillance, and air traffic control automation, as well as develops and implements integrated projects of equipping and re-equipping aerodromes and air traffic control centres.