Systems Interface in partnership with NATS selected to deliver Frequentis’ IP-based VCS at London Luton Airport

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As part of a general communications systems upgrade, London Luton Airport will replace its Voice Communication System (VCS). Systems Interface, a member of the Frequentis Group, will provide the IP-based Frequentis 3020X VCS.

Systems Interface in partnership with NATS, Luton Airport Systems Interface in partnership with NATS, Luton Airport

Cyrrus will oversee delivery of the main Communication System on behalf of London Luton Airport Operations Ltd, while NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air navigation services, will project manage the overall upgrade programme with support from selected sub- contractors. Systems Interface will deliver, install and commission the Frequentis 3020X VCS as a key element of the project.

Systems Interface are a leading ATM systems integrator and have been successfully delivering turnkey control tower, navigational aids and meteorology systems projects in the UK and overseas for more than 15 years.

The Frequentis 3020X VCS is fully redundant, providing flexible integration of existing analogue and digital radio infrastructure and offers a multitude of interfaces to external systems. Designed for IP radio and telephone connectivity the VCS 3020X is fully compliant to the ED-137B EUROCAE standard.

Phil Heaney, Technical Director at Systems Interface, said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with NATS on such a prestigious contract. Our long and successful relationship with Frequentis, including the delivery of many 3020X VCS systems to UK airports, ensures that NATS and London Luton Airport have the best possible technical and commercial solution available for this project.”

David Healey, NATS General Manager Air Traffic Services at London Luton Airport, said, “NATS is a natural fit to deliver these critical replacement systems with an eye to the future thanks to our dedicated UK-based engineering teams and extensive integration experience, as well as our track record of successful delivery across the UK. We are delighted to have been appointed to work with London Luton Airport on this project.”

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