Monday 7, March 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that its UK-based air traffic communication systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, is expanding the capability of the ATC communication systems at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

Under the terms of the contract awarded to Bayanat Engineering U.A.E., Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) will receive Park Air Sapphire portfolio products including its latest Park Air T6 Radio at 5 radio sites located at each airport. The system will simultaneously support both legacy E1 and Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity, this flexibility enables radio channels to be connected to a network of Park Air S4 IP Controllers while also connecting to the airports’ legacy voice switch.

The Park Air T6 Radio is an integral part of the Sapphire portfolio and will deliver to DANS Simultaneous Call Transmission (SCT) detection, a method whereby the T6 Radio receiver will detect that two pilots have spoken at the same time and sends an alert to the air traffic controller to take the appropriate action.

“To develop a radio of such advanced capability is a credit to our engineers. The new Park Air T6 Radio not only delivers a significant step forward in terms of performance, we have taken our environmental obligations seriously; it is the lightest and smallest radio in its class, its power consumption has been minimised and toxic materials such as beryllia and lithium, which are traditionally required in radio designs, have been excluded from the T6 Radio.” said Danny Milligan, Managing Director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems.

The delivery of the system which will commence in March 2016 will support the continuing ambitious growth plans at these two key airports. DXB is the world’s busiest international airport with 78 million passengers in 2015 and DWC, the global aviation hub in the making will become the world’s largest airport with an ultimate capacity of up to 240 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of freight.

Bayanat Engineering Group is exhibiting at World ATM Congress on March 8-10 and supporting Abu Dhabi Air Expo on March 8 -10.