Schmid Telecom and comsuisse conduct SAT for BACC system expansion
Switzerland-based firm comsuisse, in collaboration with its sister company Schmid Telecom Singapore, has successfully completed a site acceptance test (SAT) for extension of the voice communication and control systems (VCCS) main operational solution for Thailand’s Bangkok Area Control Centre (BACC).
As part of the project, the existing three fully redundant ICS 200/60 based installations were extended.
The deployment of the voice communication system (VCS) comprises three fully redundant and distributed myVCS Legacy systems, including 95 operator positions, radio channels, telephone lines, and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) links for radios and telephone connections.
comsuisse air traffic management (ATM) vice-president Daniel Weideli said: “Customer satisfaction is essential for us to maintain our current customer base.
“With this successful implementation, we are looking forward to continuing the long-lasting cooperation with Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai).”
Established in 1948, Aerothai is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Transport in Thailand and provides air traffic control (ATC) and aeronautical communication services for airline operations.
The BACC comprises the entire Thai airspace or Bangkok Flight Information Region, along with the airspace covering a part of the South China Sea west of Cambodia at altitudes up to 46,000ft.
In June, comsuisse completed a functional factory acceptance test (FAT) for the new VCCS operational solution at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand.
Image: Officials of comsuisse and Schmid Telecom Singapore. Photo: courtesy of comsuisse.