NZ Airways opts for Rohde & Schwarz’s voice communications system

18 July 2018 (Last Updated July 19th, 2018 09:54)

Airways Corporation of New Zealand has chosen Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S VCS-4G, a quad-redundant IP-based voice communications system for air traffic control (ATC).

Airways Corporation of New Zealand has chosen Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S VCS-4G, a quad-redundant IP-based voice communications system for air traffic control (ATC).

The technology upgrade is part of the ongoing modernisation of New Zealand’s air traffic management infrastructure, which is being carried out by Airways Corporation of New Zealand.

The German technology company said that its communications system’s IP design will enable the air navigation services provider to become more efficient.

“In the first phase, the technology company will provide the equipment and infrastructure installation at Auckland and Christchurch air traffic control centres.”

The new system will be delivered in two phases. In the first phase, the technology company will provide the equipment and infrastructure installation at Auckland and Christchurch air traffic control centres.

In the next phase, which is scheduled to commence in 2021, the company will deliver the tower-based equipment in 22 tower locations across the country.

The scope of the project includes the delivery, implementation and lifetime support for more than 200 controller working positions, with interfaces to the new ATM system, new ATC radios as well as ground communication lines.

Rohde & Schwarz Australia, using the R&S VCS-4G product expertise of Rohde & Schwarz Topex, will be responsible for managing and delivering the project.

Rohde & Schwarz has provided communications systems to more than 200 airports and area control centres across the globe. As of 30 June 2017, the company had about 10,500 employees working in more than 70 countries.