Wireless Pushback, De-Icing, Maintenance, Airside Headset Systems, ATC Communications, Components and Subsystems
dBD Communications formed in 2002 to support the RF & Microwave markets throughout Europe. Experienced in Military, Rail, Avionics and Commercial Communications, utilising RF & Microwave capability we are now expanding into the international market throughout the world.
dBD Communications operates an ISO 9001:2015 quality system assessed by Lloyds Quality Assurance.
Our mission is to maintain an evolving product portfolio that meets the needs of our customers, consistently adding new lines, extending our relationships with component and sub system manufacturers worldwide.
We apply the same mantra with our own manufactured product lines, where we continually innovate new designs and capabilities into our solutions, ensuring we deliver the latest and most effective technology for our customer base.
We have become specialised in short range wireless duplex communication systems. With a significant share of the market place for UK rail infrastructure and an increasing demand in construction and civil markets.
Technology advancements are occurring in the airport ground handling sector and dBD Communications are one of the leading suppliers specialising in wireless pushback, maintenance, towing and de-icing activities.
Bluetooth wireless duplex communication (talk and listen) capability offers freedom of movement and less trip hazards in areas where communication is needed such as ground handling, marshalling, aircraft maintenance and for ice and snow clearing. This application reduces safety risks and improves efficiency. Our systems promote pushback safety without needing to carry wires, have 24-hour battery life and can be integrated with radios. Systems are able to reach a range of at least 150m with no disruption, ensuring a continuous link of open communication to the Flight Deck.
dBD Communications are an RF and Microwave company and have the ability to provide cavity combiners, duplexers, hybrid combiners and other antenna related products to support Air Traffic Control Communications for transmitter and receiver sites.
We also provide componentry in both radar and communication systems from cables, attenuators, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, couplers and power dividers. More information on our RF and Microwave portfolio can be found via this link.
Please scroll through the product portfolio we have available for the ground handling industry and contact us for any enquiries.
dBD Communications have developed a number of solutions to support this business activity.
The Minerva Air system can be used for either single or two-man push back operations. The headset can be worn by the Tug Driver in a single-man operation, additional radio communication can be provided when necessary. In a two-man operation when communications is not necessary in the Tug, apart from hand signals, then a momentary mic (press to talk) on the Headset Man is probably a better choice of operation. If it is necessary for the Tug Driver to hear all activity between Headset Man and Flight Deck, we have the ability to wirelessly connect the Tug Driver to the same conversations.
The Minerva Ajax system has been developed to operate in higher noise environments as the mouth shield protects the Flight Deck from hearing background noise. The specialised mouth piece comes on a quick release lanyard that will be placed around your neck and hang on your chest for convenient and easy access to communicate. The Minerva Ajax headset will still provide the ability to perform full wing walks, inspections and engineering tasks whilst retaining freedom of movement and communications to the Flight Deck.
We are also able to connect via a splitter cable arrangement more than user for these operations so enabling an instructor to either have a listen only or complete capability up to 150 metres away from the operation.
Our Pushback headsets provide 27dB noise protection and have the ability to be interfaced to a radio. Airside Headset Systems
Maintenance Including De-Icing, Aircraft Manoeuvring and Turnaround Coordination
The Athena De-Icing system gives Operatives open communication whilst De-Icing the aircraft and enhances team efficiency, improving the duration of aircraft turnaround. The 2 users have a choice of applications, with an Athena De-Icer headset and the choice of various headsets or a Cab Kit system in the De-Icing Bucket or Cab. When having multiple De-Icing operation lines, our system can incorporate a switchbox, therefore allowing users working in one operating line to switch over and communicate with others in another operating line. Each user would be allocated a Cab Kit within their De-Icing Bucket or Cab in order to communicate freely with each other. Our Athena De-Icing headsets have the option to interface to a radio and provide 27dB noise protection. Airside Headset Systems
We recognise there is a need to have effective wireless communication around an aircraft when manoeuvring and carrying out turnaround activities. By using a combination of our Minerva and Apollo assets we have developed the TIGAR system allowing the Gate, Ramp, Turnaround Coordinator and Flight Deck to communicate together in order to reduce the turnaround time, making tasks more efficient.
The Endaxi system has been designed to support ground handling companies with the ability to reduce no fault founds (NFF’s) at the user’s facilities. dBD Communications recognises the importance of equipment readiness and this system will improve the availability of headsets used during ground handling operations. Airside Headset Systems
Easy to assemble and self-contained in a waterproof case, it gives the ability to use the equipment in many environments. To use the equipment, most headset types are supported and the audio equipment is placed on the head provided. A simple switch box is used to assess the serviceability of both the speakers and microphone in the headset assembly.
We also have the ability to assess the functionality of the audio extension leads if required. This system will be able to test both wired and wireless solutions, with the same level of confidence.
dBD Communications have the ability to provide cavity combiners, duplexers, hybrid combiners and other antenna related products to support Air Traffic Control Communications for transmitter and receiver sites.
We also provide componentry in both radar and communication systems from cables, attenuators, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, couplers and power dividers.
dBD Communications are Exhibiting at Inter Airport Europe 8th – 11th October 2019 Hall C6 – Stand 2080 Munich Trade Fair Centre
Understanding the Advantages of dBD Communications Wireless Products for the Ground Handling Industry
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Burnt Mills Industrial Estate
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