Two of the 20 existing aerodromes in the Republic of Kazakhstan - Aktau and Usharal – are equipped with non-directional beacons NDB-200 produced by JSC Azimut, the leading Russian developer and manufacturer in the field of air traffic management.
Non-directional beacons NDB-200 enable the aircraft to accurately reach the aerodrome area, perform the final maneuver, and maintain the direction of flight when landing with the required accuracy.
Installation of a set of beacons at the international airport of Aktau, functioning in the Republic since 1983 and taking in Kazakhstan the third place in terms of air traffic performance, was carried out in accordance with the investment program of the modernization and technical re-equipment of the airport. Its main objective is to provide the quality and uninterrupted servicing of aircraft and improving the technical equipment of the airport in accordance with the requirements of the international standards.
The aerodrome of Usharal, which until recently has been just a runway in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, used only by the military, is yet to accommodate civil flights in 2017. After approval of a list of new joint civil and military aerodromes in the Republic, providing for the joint use of the aerodrome of Usharal by civil and military aircraft, the works were launched to construct a terminal building, restructure the runway and install necessary electronic and meteorological equipment for air traffic management.
“In accordance with the contracts, JSC Azimut specialists carried out required construction works in the area of the aerodromes of Aktau and Usharal, mounted 4 sets of non-directional beacons NDB-200, conducted pre-commissioning works and briefed the staff. After conducting ground and flight checks, the equipment was put into operation,” – said Director-General of JSC Azimut Asker Saidov, noting that more than 200 radio beacons NDB-200 are currently successfully operating at the airports of Russia and neighboring countries.
In addition, the equipment was installed on other aviation infrastructure objects of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Five automatic direction finders ADF-95 were mounted at the aerodromes of Balkhash, Zhetygen, Lugovaya, Taldykorgan and Shymkent. Upon completion of the pre-commissioning, ground and flight checks, as well as briefing the staff on ADF operation, the automatic direction finders were put into operation.
JSC Azimut with the assistance of the 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.