Oslo Airport to deploy Frequentis IP-based communication system

27 August 2013 (Last Updated August 27th, 2013 18:30)

Frequentis has received a contract from Norwegian airport operator and air navigation service provider Avinor to deploy iSecCOM, a IP-based emergency radio communication system (ERS), at Oslo Airport's control tower.

Oslo Airport

Frequentis has received a contract from Norwegian airport operator and air navigation service provider Avinor to deploy iSecCOM, a IP-based emergency radio communication system (ERS), at Oslo Airport's control tower.

Frequentis will supply the system to Oslo Lufthavn, an independently-managed subsidiary of the Norwegian air navigation service provider AVINOR.

The latest emergency radio-communication system deployment forms part of a maintenance contract between Frequentis and AVINOR.

The Frequentis iSecCOM solution is a network-enabled service suite that uses IP-based converged services in an open, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and offers diverse system building blocks to support and maximise network-enabled capabilities.

Integrated and IP-based controller working positions (iCWPs), together with 8in foldout panels, will enable the air traffic controllers (ATC) to continue communication with arriving and departing aircraft even if the main voice communication system (VCS) fails.

"Frequentis will supply the system to Oslo Lufthavn, an independently-managed subsidiary of the Norwegian air navigation service provider AVINOR."

The VCS will also play a key role in a SESAR validation exercise, which is intended to prove the feasibility of remote tower operations.

The area control centres (ACC) in Oslo and Bodo have already been equipped with Frequentis technology and it is set to be deployed at ACC Stavanger.

Oslo Airport is currently undergoing expansion, which commenced in 2011, with an expected investment of €700m.

As part of the project, the airport commissioned new taxiways in May 2013 in a bid to pave the way for the construction of the North Pier.

After the completion of the project in 2017, the airport will feature a new pier with 21 aprons and a new baggage handling system.


Image: Frequentis is deploying its iSecCOM IP-based emergency radio communication system at Oslo Airport, as part of maintenance contract with AVINOR.