KUWAIT: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed on Sunday a contract with the German company Leonardo to execute three projects at Kuwait International Airport worth KD 8 million (about $25.9 million). The three projects were related to the installation, operation, and provision of training, warranty, maintenance, and technical support services at the airport. DGCA’s Acting Director General Emad Al-Jalawi told KUNA that the project’s aim was to provide a weather data system at Kuwait International Airport, which provides maximum security and safety for air navigation.
On his part, DGCA’s Deputy Director General for Planning and Projects Affairs, Saad Al-Otaibi, told KUNA that the project consisted of a system for measuring the speed of wind and a system for detecting air turbulence in the last stages of landing. Al-Otaibi added that the first project was an early warning system for wind shear, the second project was a disturbance detection system, and the third project was a Doppler radar system. — KUNA