Boeing will aid Russian airports to improve efficiency as well as capacity before the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 World Cup, the company declared Tuesday.
“Modern technologies of air traffic management and air navigation will allow us to reduce the risk of closing our airports in low visibility conditions, update our ground operations as well as optimize airspace utilization,” Sergey Likharev, chief executive officer of the Basel Aero Company, which operates Sochi Airport, said in a news release. “In order to stay competitive and offer the best services to airlines and their passengers, especially prior to such high profile events as the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 World Cup, we need to work with the best experts and introduce proven and modern solutions.”
Along with the Basel and Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Boeing will help airports analyze and optimize their ground operational plans, include new processes with the goal of enhancing safety and efficiency and transform the overall design of Russia’s air navigation system before the Sochi Olympics.
Boeing also worked with Chinese aviation authorities to transform that country’s air traffic management system and boost capacity at Beijing Capital Airport just before the 2008 Olympics there and performed similar work in South Africa in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.
“Boeing has shown global experience in integrating the technological capabilities of today’s modern airplanes with existing air traffic management systems,” Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services, said. “Our solutions will optimize the use of airspace and greatly enhance the value to all users of Russian airspace.”