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IAC Casement Aerodrome Ireland

SIL awarded Navaid Contract by the Irish Air Corps

Systems Interface Ltd. (SIL) has secured a contract awarded by the Irish Air Corps (IAC) on behalf of the Minister of Defence. The contract involves the Supply, Installation, and Commissioning of an Indra Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) and 2 (two) Indra Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Ireland.

SIL will install an Indra 1150A DVOR and an Indra LDB-103 DME, replacing the existing DVOR and DME installed in 2002, as well as a second Indra DME which will be co-located with the existing Instrument Landing System (ILS). The DVOR and both DMEs will use licenced encrypted radio links to provide full Remote Control and Monitoring. Additionally, SIL will conduct a refurbishment of the current DVOR counterpoise and provide a new fully insulated and air-conditioned fibreglass equipment shelter. These Navaid systems represent the most modern and reliable solutions available in the global market.

SIL will provide a complete turnkey service for the contract duration including project management, engineering design, installation, commissioning, training, testing and provision of flight calibration.

The Project team aim to conclude Q1 2025.

About the Irish Air Corps (IAC) and Casement Aerodrome:
The Irish Air Corps (IAC) is the air component of the Defence Forces of Ireland. Through a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, it provides military support to the Army and Naval Service, together with non-military air services such as Garda air support, air ambulance, fisheries protection, and the Ministerial Air Transport Service. 
Casement Aerodrome is a military base and is the headquarters and sole airfield of the Irish Air Corps (IAC). 

DME at Ireland West Airport IWAK

SIL complete installation of DME at Ireland West Airport

Systems Interface Ltd. (SIL), has completed a project in collaboration with Principal Contractor Tiernan Engineering Ltd. The project involved the supply, installation, and commissioning of an Indra Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) system at Ireland West Airport.

SIL replaced the outdated DME equipment with an advanced Indra LDB-103 Low Power DME with remote control and monitoring, a new mast and antenna, and the installation of a fully insulated and air-conditioned fibreglass equipment shelter.

A complete turnkey package was provided including project management, system design, equipment provision, installation and commissioning. SIL also provided the DME Safety Case, which secured approval from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).

SIL successfully delivered the replacement DME system within the allocated budget and approval for operational use was granted on 27 November 2023.

About Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK): 
Ireland West Airport (IWA) provides Air Traffic Management (ATM), Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) systems. The site also hosts Met Eireann, providing essential Meteorological Services for Air Navigation.
818,000 passengers used the airport in 2023, making it the fourth-busiest in Ireland.

SIL win King’s Award for International Trade

SIL win prestigious King’s Award for International Trade

Systems Interface Ltd. (SIL) has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, in recognition of its outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Announced Monday 6 May 2024, SIL has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade and is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

Established in 1982 and located in Bordon, Hampshire, SIL is a global Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems Integrator encompassing the domains of communication, navigation, meteorology, ATC towers and design consultancy. SIL delivers turnkey aviation engineering projects to civil and defence airports worldwide and its footprint extends across 40+ countries, demonstrating its extensive installed base and global reach.

SILs revenues are distributed across its primary market regions: UK/Ireland, Europe/Central Asia, Africa/Middle East and Rest of World. Over a three-year period, overseas sales increased exceptionally and contributed to around 70% of all sales.

“I am immensely proud that this prestigious award has been bestowed upon Systems Interface. We trade in some of the most complex overseas markets where we have significantly grown our market share in recent years. The award reflects the huge effort made by every member of staff in the business who have all made significant contributions to building our business. In 2024 we are positioned for a further step increase in our order intake, we aim to continue this trend over the coming years,” says Andrew Madge, Managing Director, SIL

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty the King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, by recognising outstanding UK businesses.
The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

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