Dirección General de Control de Tránsito Aéreo (DGCTA) has selected Frequentis’ next-generation air traffic management (ATM) solutions to modernise the Argentinean airspace.

In collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), DGCTA contracted the Austrian company to provide the latest ATM systems, which use IP technology to enable end-to-end voice communication and recording.

DGCTA general director Brigadier José Palermo said: "We are already used to the highest availability of Frequentis systems in combination with very reliable project implementation and therefore trust Frequentis for its next-generation ATM solutions.

"This will enable us to fulfil the national migration from digital to IP technology."

"This will enable us to fulfil the national migration from digital to IP technology."

Four area control centres in Argentina, Ezeiza, Cordoba, Comodoro Rivadavia and Mendoza will use end-to-end voice communication systems to support an ATM-grade network solution.

The system will also assist the centres to attain the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) standard, ED 137.

The Comodoro Rivadavia and Ezeiza control centres will feature the VCS3020X communication system and the DIVOS 3 log recording system.

Frequentis’s ATM-grade network solution will also provide a third-party voice communication system in Cordoba, in addition to the Frequentis voice communication system currently used in Mendoza.

Frequentis ATM Civil vice-president Hannu Juurakko said: "With our experience and expertise from more than forty-four nationwide safety-critical networks we are proud to support the Argentinean airspace to enable the DGCTA to provide safer and more cost-effective air traffic management."