Posted by Courtney E. Howard
ANNAPOLIS, Md., 4 Nov. 2011. ARINC Engineering Services LLC installation and integration team engineers in Charleston, S.C., have procured, integrated, tested, and installed new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) systems and equipment at two Iraqi Air Force bases. Iraq’s Air Force, now armed with modern equipment in the control towers at the Tikrit and Taji Airbases, can establish efficient operational control as part of the rebuilding of Iraq. The new equipment, which replaces outdated Russian systems, will enable Iraqi personnel to manage the airspace in accordance with modern Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.
ARINC performed the work under a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, won from the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center (ESC) Aerospace Management Systems Division. The ARINC Engineering Services Program Office in Charleston, S.C., managed the U.S. Air Force FMS contract. ARINC Engineering Services will provide maintenance and logistics support services at Tikrit and Taji.
ARINC’s completed both of the technology installations despite disruptions caused by construction delays and frequent brownouts, says a representative.
“The team’s ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome was key to ARINC’s success on the ground in the dynamic environment of post-war Iraq,” says Rivers Cleveland, ARINC director. “The success of this project is a testament to the collaboration and teaming of the Electronic Systems Center, ITAM, and ARINC.”