Russian developer of electronic systems for civil aviation JSC Azimut (Azimut JSC) and the national air navigation service provider, state enterprise «Kyrgyzaeronavigatsia» (Kyrgyz air navigation) under the Ministry of transport and communications of the Kyrgyz Republic, following the results of the tender, signed a contract to supply navigation equipment to Kyrgyzstan airports.
The contract provides for the performance of works on the packaged supply of Doppler azimuth and distance radio beacons DVOR/DME on a turnkey basis to international airports Issyk-Kul and Osh. The modernization of the airports is being conducted under the Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on civil aviation development for 2015-2020, which aims to improve aviation safety in the region and is intended to make positive impact on the international reputation of the country in the aviation industry and leads to increase in transit flights performed by international air companies. In addition, the refurbishment of airport Issyk-Kul will enable to create the air transport infrastructure of a fast growing international resort area of Issyk-Kul lake.
The specialists of JSC Azimut will perform a site survey for the placement of the equipment, perform the necessary construction works, mount the beacons, and carry out commissioning works and staff training. The next milestone includes conducting ground and flight tests with the use of an aircraft-laboratory in order to put the equipment into operation.
JSC Azimut is planning to complete works on the packaged supply of Doppler azimuth and distance beacons, recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the main aids of navigation and non-precision approach (NPA), within 3 months. Normally, such works take from a year to a year and a half.
«The project to equip the two airports in Kyrgyzstan with radio navigation equipment produced by Azimut, which is already successfully used at the aerodromes of Russia and several foreign countries, can be called unique. The installation of our beacons will be carried out in hard geographical and climatic conditions: mountainous terrain, limited space to stage equipment, high temperatures» - said Asker Saidov, Director General of JSC Azimut.
JSC Azimut develops, manufactures commercially, and supplies, on a turnkey basis, civil aviation enterprises with the facilities of 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.