The US’ Era Systems Corporation has won a contract to supply two surveillance systems for two airport projects in Oman. The contract was awarded by Oman Civil Aviation Authority.

Era is a subsidiary of SRA International.

The systems will be installed at Muscat and Salalah International airports, which are both currently being expanded.

Aircraft movements at both airports have increased significantly over the past 10 years. Muscat airport recorded a total of 67,160 flights in 2010 compared with 36,083 flights in 2000. Salalah airport served 455,000 passengers in 2010, compared with 182,000 passengers in 2000.

“Oman’s selection of Era’s MSS solution marks the second major Era acquisition in the region and further establishes Era as the Middle East’s next generation surveillance solution provider of choice,” says Kevin Layton, senior vice president of Era Systems Corporation.

The surveillance solutions will help air navigation service providers and also help airport operators ease capacity constraints, improve airspace and ground space efficiencies.

In October, a consortium of US’ Bechtel, local Bahwan Engineering and Turkey’s Enka won the contract to build a new passenger terminal at Muscat airport (MEED 27:10:10).