London Oxford to install new radar


New radar will be installed at airport in time for the 2012 Olympics

Radar TowerLondon Oxford Airport has announced
that the airport will install the latest generation radar system in time for
the 2012 London Olympics. The system will be supplied by Thales and the project
will be managed by NATS, costing £4.5 million and the system is actually
expected to be in operation by the end of summer 2011, way ahead of the London

Chris Orphanou, managing
director of London Oxford Airport stated: ‘With our intent to further build
upon the significant growth in business aviation seen so far, this is another
important tool in our inventory which facilitates a faster throughput of
movements and gives us even more advantages over a number of peer airports in
the south East.’

Mike Sparrow, Oxford’s Airport manager added: ‘This major investment
demonstrates our owner’s commitment to the future of London Oxford
Airport by selecting
market-leading technology in this field.   It also follows a recent
commitment to the latest generation Iturri fire tenders.’