Angola hands out a €12.5 mln contract to modernize the M'Banza Congo airport

By : Samira Njoya

Date : mercredi, 15 mars 2023 18:24

The Angolan government wants to make its new airport one of the best on the continent. For this purpose, it entrusted its digitalization to an experienced international company.

Indra, a Spanish company specializing in the provision of digital services, will equip the new airport of M'Banza Congo, in Angola, with the ground and air systems necessary for its operation. According to a release published by Indra last Tuesday, the contract costs €12.5 million.  

The new airport will join the ones in Luanda, Catumbela, and Lubango, which Indra has already equipped with its solutions, making the implementation easier, faster, and more efficient and creating a highly digitized network in the country,”  said Berta Barrero, Managing Director of Indra’s Mobility business.

Under the new contract, Indra will install operational systems for communication, security, and control towers at the airport. In the first phase, the company will deploy its AODB-InBase, RMS-InUse, FIDS-InFlight systems, which are designed to collect data on flight plans, and resource allocation at the airport, as well as provide information to passengers.

Indra will also deploy a check-in and boarding system at the airport and install data, telephony, Wi-Fi, and tetra networks. The contract also includes the installation of closed-circuit video surveillance systems, access control, X-ray, perimeter security, public address system, and parking control technologies.

On the airside, Indra will deploy, among others, its ManagAir solution, one of the most mature, robust, efficient, and flexible airspace management technologies available, with which it has modernized control centers on five continents.

Angola is not the only African country where Indria is active. The company has also implemented its solutions at airports in Kenya, Tunisia, Ghana, and Mozambique, among others. 

Samira Njoya


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