Frequentis and its partner Bayanat Engineering UAE have secured a contract to modernise voice communication infrastructure at Sharjah International Airport.

Under the terms of the agreement, the existing Schmid Telecom system will be replaced. Additionally, Frequentis’ end-to-end IP communication solution for air traffic management, known as VCS3020X, will be installed at the airport’s tower.

The VCS3020X will ensure that the airport benefits from the air traffic control voice communication solution, with rapid deployment.

“The Frequentis system has many positive references, both globally and in this region, as well as its experience with similar projects.”

It features a number of workload sharing and networking capabilities making it a critical element for any successful implementation of dynamic sectorisation, or Virtual Air Traffic Control.

Bayanat Engineering CNS, ATM & MET Division general manager Johnson Philips said: “The Frequentis system has many positive references, both globally and in this region, as well as its experience with similar projects. We are looking forward to a successful project completion.”

The Frequentis system helps to combine the existing analogue and digital radio infrastructure, which will allow the Sharjah airport to manage all communications between the tower and the cockpit with minimal air-ground delay.

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The solution also features a number of interfaces to external systems and is ready for future IP radio and telephone connectivity. It is compliant to the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (ED-137B EUROCAE) standard.

Frequentis ATM Civil vice-president Hannu Juurakko said: “We are proud to have been selected by Sharjah Airport to provide the latest voice communications technology for this tower project.”

Frequentis and Bayanat finished similar projects at Al Bateen and Delma Airports in the UAE last year.