Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) has awarded Indra a contract to improve traffic control at Riga International Airport with a video camera surveillance system.

Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) has awarded a contract to Indra’s Norwegian subsidiary, Indra Navia AS, for enhanced video camera surveillance at Riga International Airport. LGS is expecting a great increase in traffic volumes the coming years. With planned expansion and construction work, video surveillance will provide air traffic controllers with better control of operations on the ground.

“Safety always comes first, and we need to make sure our air traffic controllers have excellent visual control. Indra’s solution is user-friendly and will help us to improve operational safety.” comments Mr. Roberts Sviklo, Head of ATC Towers at Riga International Airport.

Indra will install cameras on top of the tower, overlooking the airport’s runway and operational areas. An additional pan-tilt-zoom camera will be used to track, zoom in and follow specific targets.
Air traffic controllers will be able to operate the cameras through an integration with the InNOVA Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) from Indra that LGS has been using since 2006. The integration will solve challenges with limited visual control in bad weather, during nighttime and at certain blind spots caused by new buildings and hangars.

LGS is a state joint stock company that provides air navigation services in the Riga Flight Information region (FIR) in Latvia. Riga International Airport is the largest international aviation company in the Baltics and the main air traffic center in this region offering regular passenger, cargo and postal delivery.