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Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia

Date: 10 July 2013
Category: Unified Communications

Overview

Airservices Australia is a government-owned corporation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. Its staff, including approximately 1,000 air traffic controllers, facilitate millions of flights every year from metropolitan and regional airports.

It also has responsibilities to provide rescue and fire fighting services to the aviation industry.

Industry

  • Aviation Services, Government

Challenges

  • Airservices Australia needed a major upgrade of the VHF radio network to enhance communications between aircraft and air traffic controllers
  • They needed to source specialist technical staff with the expertise to manage the new communications systems and technology

Solution

  • NEC Australia designed, integrated, tested and commissioned the telecommunications systems for
  • NEC successfully delivered 150 VHF radio communications and switching systems

Results

  • NEC enhances essential radio communications systems between Australian air traffic controllers and aircraft flying over Australia
  • Air traffic controllers - some in very remote and isolated locations – are now directly connected with the aircraft through the 150 VHF radio sites