Airport tower and air traffic control for small and medium airports

Airport tower

Airport tower control and air traffic control for small and medium airports

Cost-effective and space saving systems

While passenger numbers are on the rise, low-cost carriers have optimized their processes and capacity utilization in order to transport more guests with the same number of flight movements or less. This puts pressure on ANSPs and airport operators to provide both reliable and efficient air traffic control services for each flight during approach, taxi and departure. ANSP infrastructure is usually restricted to existing space at the tower and/or data center, since any airport expansion is usually dedicated to revenue generating activities such as shops and restaurants.

CERTIUM offers the solution to these challenges, with reliable yet cost-effective and space saving systems for small and medium airports. These can also be scaled up to support traffic growth or the requirements of international hubs. From a few controller working positions connected to several radios up to dozens of CWPs with hundreds of radios, the CERTIUM advanced communications suite is the ideal choice for any airport tower control scenario. The reliable direction finding technology of CERTIUM LOCATE geolocates the aircraft calling the tower and displays it to the controller in order to avoid call-sign confusion and reduce read-back errors, which increases safety.

For ATC airport towers, Rohde & Schwarz offers a future-proof, IP-ready solution that supports the evolution of modern air traffic control systems towards flexible and scalable IP architectures. Our CERTIUM components, built on EUROCAE ED-136 and ED-137 standards, leverage the benefits of IP technology, including high flexibility and network resilience, to ensure reliable and efficient airport operations. To guarantee the smooth functioning of these critical systems, our R&S®AVQA analysis system provides real-time monitoring and analysis, utilizing passive mid-point data flow analysis to detect and report any issues, ensuring that every link is fully functional and operational, and air traffic controllers can focus on their core tasks.

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