News Listings for Riga International

  • Park to upgrade Eastern European ATC

    News | 20 Jun 2007 00:00

    <P>The air traffic control systems in several central and eastern European nations are to be upgraded, it was announced Monday.<BR>Northrop Grumman subsidiary Park Air Systems is to provide a variety of services in countries including Romania, Croatia, Hungary, and Latvia under contracts worth around $15 million. The company already has ATC experience in the UK and Norway.</P> <P><BR>“The company’s communications, navigation and surveillance capabilities will enhance air traffic control throughout the region,” says Charles Houseago, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Services. Several of the contracts were awarded earlier this year but have not been publicised. They include installation of the company’s NOVA 9000 advanced surface movement guidance and control systems at Budapest’s Ferihegy airport and Riga International Airport, <BR>Latvia.</P>
  • Customers tune in to weather system

    News | 25 Jul 1995 23:00

    <p>AAI's SYSTEMS management subsidiary (AAI/SMI) has announced new customers for its Next Generation Weather Observing System (NEXWOS), the commercial version of the ASOS automated weather-reporting system in production for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. </p> <p>Latvia's air-navigation service has ordered an ASOS II, the export version of the NEXWOS, for installation this year at Riga International Airport. The system will be used to measure wind speed and direction, temperature and dew point, barometric pressure, cloud height and visibility, and will be able to detect lightning. Weather information will be updated once a minute. </p> <p>An ASOS II has been installed on a rooftop heliport in Bombay, at the headquarters of Indian industrial group Essar. This system broadcasts wind speed and direction over a dedicated VHF ground-to-air radio. </p> <p>Shell Offshore has purchased a NEXWOS for installation on a new oil platform being built in the Gulf of Mexico.