DFS Aviation Services (DAS) was chosen to deliver one PHOENIX tower system each to two newly-built airports in Azerbaijan for the end customer AZANS (Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services).
First to be installed was the PHOENIX air situation system for the newly-built airport in the Fuzuli region in August 2021. The international airport in the central south of Azerbaijan, with a runway length of 3000 metres, will be equipped with infrastructure that meets international standards. The foundation stone for the airport was laid in January 2021. Already first test passenger flight was successfully performed on 5th September supported by new Fuzuli TWR control. The Airport is scheduled to come into operation at the end of this year.
The tower system used was the proven radar data display and processing system PHOENIX air situation from the DFS Group, including a new generation of hardware. Technical implementation including the commissioning took place over a few months starting April 2021. Technical and operational staff were trained on site by DFS Aviation Services.
“We are both happy and proud that the new tower system could be handed over to AZANS on time and to the satisfaction of the end customer, despite the coronavirus restrictions. This was possible primarily due to the many years of experience in the collaboration between AZANS and the DFS Group”, says Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director of DAS.
The second PHOENIX tower system delivery will most likely be to Zangilan Airport, which is expected to be come into operation in 2022.