FREQUENTIS

VCS - Voice Communication Systems for Air Traffic Control

Frequentis develops and markets communication and information solutions for safety-critical applications. It offers its control centre solutions, products and services world-wide to a broad range of customers acting in various mission-critical fields.

Vital cornerstone for all business activities of Frequentis is its voice communication system. Voice communication devices are required and can be found in almost every mission critical control centre.

The company’s core business is civil air traffic management. where its voice communication systems brought Frequentis to the position of a world’s market leader for air traffic control. The same qualities that drive this success allow Frequentis to offer communication and information systems to other customers in defence, public safety, public transport and maritime markets.

Examples include deployable communication systems for military operations, command and control centre technologies for the emergency services, “tracking & tracing” systems for shipping authorities and GSM-R fixed terminal systems for national railways.

With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Frequentis has an export share of 90%, reflecting the global nature of the business. The company employs about 850 staff, with subsidiaries, regional offices and representatives in over 50 countries.

Company Profile

  • AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CIVIL

    … customised solutions for safer skies

    Frequentis develops, builds and installs industry-leading communication, information and tower automation systems for managing air traffic. Our leading role entails our high commitment for innovation and future orientation – as is to be seen in our participation in the SESAR Joint Undertaking.

    We offer the following portfolio:

    • Innovative products, drawing on proven technology, state-of-the-art usability and decades of experience that ensure the highest safety standards for air traffic … and optimal working conditions for operators.
    • Customised solutions, based on in-depth understanding of our customers’ specific requirements and the nuances of air traffic control.
    • Cost-effective and flexible design, supporting integration with new and legacy systems … protecting your investments into the future.

    Communication Systems

    In the air traffic control community, Frequentis is a synonym for voice communication systems. Operators working on more than 12,000 positions across the globe rely on our technology, making us the world’s leading supplier.

    We provide civil and military communication solutions for any size of operation, from small standalone control towers to the largest networked ATM centres.

    Our voice communication systems are complemented by backup and simulation systems, voice/data recording systems, as well as intelligent voice/data gateways and network nodes.

    AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CIVIL
  • AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CIVIL

    Information Systems

    Modern and safe air traffic control combines communication and decision technology with the information needed to support and execute quick and right decisions.

    Frequentis offers customisable information systems that deliver and display information in the most efficient and safe way for the users.

    Our solutions draw on the experience and expertise that saw a Frequentis-led team develop the world’s largest Aeronautical Information System (EAD) for EUROCONTROL.

    Tower Automation Systems

    With a growing variety of tower information flows, tasks and input systems, the possibility for human error increases accordingly. Inefficient work areas become cluttered with multiple screens and devices.

    Frequentis tower automation systems solve the problem with a set of tower and airport tools (TAPtools) covering all required systems from electronic flight strips to lighting control.

    These tools integrate with each other and third-party products through a standard user interface, designed to give control back to the operator.

    AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CIVIL

Company News

SESAR JU GOF U-space project: First demos successfully completed

The two demos marked first steps in the Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space very large demonstrator, but a leap for the implementation of unmanned traffic management (UTM) in Europe. For the first time ever, general …

Dutch air traffic controllers work with FREQUENTIS to implement electronic flight strips

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) selected Frequentis electronic flight strips as part of its tower system modernisation program that is being deployed in accordance with the Pilot Common Project (PCP) regulations. Two towers at …

SESAR GOF U-space project: Start of demonstrations in June 2019

With the start of the first demonstrations in June 2019, the SESAR Joint Undertaking Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space project in Estonia and Finland is soon entering the next important phase. Seven advanced drone operational …

Jersey Airport becomes the first British airport to manage air traffic using digital Remote Tower technology

Jersey Airport, part of Ports of Jersey Limited, has become the first British airport to achieve approval for operational use of a digital Remote Tower. This marks the first time this type of system has …

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) selects FREQUENTIS for mobile tower solution

The Saudi Air Navigation Services Co. (SANS) has chosen Frequentis to provide a deployable mobile tower to support its air traffic control (ATC) modernisation program. Initially one mobile tower container will be provided, allowing SANS …

FREQUENTIS and SUNHILLO launch UAS-C to securely connect drone pilots and air traffic control (ATC)

Jointly developed unmanned aerial system connector (UAS-C) allows two-way voice and surveillance data exchange between drones and ATC As the number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or systems (UASs) used for civilian and military applications continue …

Kazakhstan enhances safety-critical communication and data exchange with FREQUENTIS vitalsphereTM network solution

Frequentis modernises Kazakhstan’s ATM-grade communication network within the Almaty flight information region (FIR) Frequentis VCX-IP network solution has been successfully installed in Kazakhstan, allowing the exchange of safety-critical communication and data to advance Almaty FIR to …

SESAR U-space demonstrations in the Gulf of Finland (GOF) to reach the next level

The objective of the SESAR Joint Undertaking GOF USPACE project in Estonia and Finland is to take concrete steps towards showcasing how U-space can serve both unmanned and manned aviation from the very beginning of …

ISAVIA and FREQUENTIS explore extreme weather remote tower solutions

Technology partnership between Isavia and Frequentis explores remote tower in sub-zero temperatures to benefit isolated airfields The Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Isavia, and Frequentis formed a technology partnership in 2017 to investigate suitable remote …

FREQUENTIS, Qantas and Smart4Aviation win IHS Janes Technology award for innovative route optimising flight planning platform

Annual ATC awards 2019 recognise Frequentis, Qantas and Smart4aviation for enabling flight efficiency and fuel savings The annual IHS Jane’s ATC awards 2019 took place again at World ATM Congress in Madrid to reward companies and …

Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) selects FREQUENTIS for country-wide voice communication system modernisation

Frequentis to replace existing IAA VCS systems and modernise IAA’s voice communication and control capabilities Driven by the need to replace the existing VCS systems as well as manage increasing airspace demand, IAA selected Frequentis VCS3020X …

Brazilian ANSP selects FREQUENTIS remote tower technology

DECEA (the Brazilian Airspace Control Department) via CISCEA (the Commission for Implementation of the Brazilian Air Space Control System) has chosen FREQUENTIS to provide a Remote-Control Tower Visualisation System (SVR-TWR) at the Santa Cruz Airfield …

FREQUENTIS and PANSA sign Memorandum of Cooperation on future exploration of data-driven airports

At World ATM Congress in Madrid, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) and Frequentis signed an agreement to explore concepts, technologies and architectures to capture and integrate data around aerodromes. The first step is the …

Latvian air traffic controllers to increase efficiency with FREQUENTIS smartSIS

Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) upgrades Frequentis Information Display System to enhance operating procedures as air traffic volume surges LGS has been operating Frequentis’ Information Display System since 2014. With the latest release of smartSIS, LGS air …

FREQUENTIS supports PANSA in its goal for data driven airports

Frequentis and PANSA present its steps to next generation tower services at World ATM Congress in Madrid Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) is rolling out the new electronic flight data management solution (EFES) from Frequentis, …

FREQUENTIS installs ATM-grade network solution across Malaysia

The Frequentis IP network solution has been installed at all 23 sites within the Kuala Lumpur Flight Information Region (FIR) Frequentis has successfully installed its vitalsphere network solution for the new Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control …

DIGITAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWERS A STEP CLOSER FOR NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand’s first remotely operated digital air traffic control tower is a step closer. Air navigation services provider Airways has awarded a contract to global technology provider Frequentis to develop a digital system for Invercargill …

Australasia opens Melbourne office demonstrating commitment to the region and key projects

New Melbourne office reinforces Frequentis’ strength in Australia as the subsidiary celebrates 15 years of success Frequentis Australasia delivers safety-critical solutions for many customers in the region, and the latest office in Melbourne reinforces the company’s …

FREQUENTIS Group wins NATS collaborative supplier of the year award

The success of the FPRSA-Replacement delivered by Frequentis Comsoft and voice communications delivered by Frequentis AG formed the foundation of the award. At its Supplier Day, at the end of 2018, UK air traffic management provider …

FREQUENTIS improves flight planning for Australian airline Qantas

Operational and fuel savings possible with Frequentis aeronautical information management system Frequentis has provided its Navigation Data Management System (NavDB) to Qantas, allowing them to gather global aeronautical data including digital NOTAM. Based on this data, …

Airservices Australia, FREQUENTIS and Thales Australia successfully switch Melbourne, Sydney and Perth over to the Civil-Military ATM voice system

Major milestones for the OneSKY program completed on schedule The voice communications systems at the first three locations in the OneSKY program have been successfully transitioned. The Airservices Australia and Department of Defence project team worked …

Longstanding cooperation with EUROCONTROL: T-Systems and Frequentis celebrate 10th anniversary

The security of IT systems is a central issue, particularly in the field of flight planning. Since summer 2008, T-Systems has been hosting the European Aeronautical Information Services Database (EAD), developed and implemented by Frequentis, …

FREQUENTIS technology successfully connects ATM to UTM in real-life drone integration trial at Manchester Airport

Frequentis’ electronic flight strips prove capability in real-life drone trial live-streamed from Manchester Airport to the Royal Aeronautical Society in London. Staged at Manchester Airport in the UK, the comprehensive “Operation Zenith” demonstration consisted of eight …

SITAONAIR enhances flight planning operations with private cloud-based FREQUENTIS smartMessenger

SITAONAIR upgrades to latest version of Frequentis smartMessenger SITAONAIR has been operating Frequentis’ messaging, NOTAM and weather data management system since 1990. With the latest upgrade, the system is now hosted in the SITA ATI cloud, …

FREQUENTIS opens subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Frequentis officially opened its new UAE office in Abu Dhabi in early October, reinforcing its position in the Middle East. The office will provide the region with a permanent sales and support service, further expanding …

FREQUENTIS to deploy South America’s first remote virtual tower at Buenos Aires International Airport supporting terminal expansion

Buenos Aires International Airport will utilise a remote virtual tower solution to provide enhanced airport tower surveillance as it prepares for airport expansion and a surge in air traffic Argentina's international airport, Ezeiza, will receive an …

GCAA and FREQUENTIS announce collaborative commitment towards pioneering air navigation in the UAE

Reinforced partnership reflects the complementary contributions GCAA and Frequentis bring to the aviation community Frequentis, the leading international supplier of communication and information solutions , and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the sole authority for …

FREQUENTIS USA completes voice switch modernization for the US Army in Fort Rucker Alabama

Frequentis has been replacing legacy voice communications systems for the US Army with Next Generation solutions since 2015, as a key agency partner on the Interim Voice Switch Replacement (IVSR) contract with the Federal Aviation …

FREQUENTIS awarded first military remote virtual tower contract

US Department of Defense (DoD) selects FREQUENTIS technology to support Air Force and other DoD agencies. DoD has selected Frequentis’ remote virtual tower (RVT) technology. The project will include two fixed-base RVT systems and two deployable …

FREQUENTIS predicts a converged UTM/ATM

The primary concern with integrating unmanned traffic management (UTM) and air traffic management (ATM) is safety and ensuring manned aviation, as well as persons and property on the ground are not negatively affected. The key …

FREQUENTIS Voice Communications System now fully operational at one of the world’s busiest airports - Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has successfully placed its 131st Voice Communication system from Frequentis into operation at NextGEN Metroplex, North Texas without any disruption to normal operation The Frequentis DFW ATC system has migrated from installation …

FREQUENTIS Group expands European AMHS customer references

Czech Republic, Greece and Norway now successfully operating Frequentis smartMessenger Frequentis is the global leader in the supply of ATS Message Handling Systems (AMHS) for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). With these recent implementations of the …

Armasuisse expands partnership with FREQUENTIS Voice Communication Systems

Frequentis supports the procurement agency of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), armasuisse, with their overall strategy for system harmonization. After an intense tendering procedure, Frequentis was awarded the VCS Airbase project …

FREQUENTIS is leading the way on defence projects

An accurate air situation picture and rapid response times are essential in a military scenario, which is why the concept of remote tower for military use and Frequentis’ shared situational awareness framework have been put …

2017 was a successful year for the FREQUENTIS Group

Strong global position as a specialist supplier in the safety-critical area The management and staff of the Frequentis Group can look back over one of the most successful years in the company's history. All key financial …

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) selects FREQUENTIS voice communication, recording and remote monitoring solutions

Frequentis and iCAD will replace the existing VCS systems in Riyadh and Jeddah as well as provide additional recording and remote monitoring systems The Saudi Air Navigation Services Co. (SANS) will replace all existing VCS systems …

Frequentis embraces Open Network Operating System - ONOS for the air traffic control network

Frequentis is the first ATC vendor to bring the software defined network ( SDN ) based carrier - grade ONOS , to the safety - critical market. Frequentis vitalsphere™ NetBroker ensures the service continuity and performance …

FREQUENTIS to replace Schmid VCS in Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

Sharjah International Airport has awarded Frequentis and its UAE partner, Bayanat Engineering UAE, the contract to modernise its voice communication infrastructure and replace the existing Schmid Telecom system. The tower at Sharjah International Airport will …

FREQUENTIS to open UAE office serving the Middle East

Frequentis, the leading international supplier of communication and information solutions, will open a new office in Abu Dhabi. The offices will provide the region with a permanent sales and support service, further expanding the Frequentis …

SESAR2020: 2nd successful Multiple Remote Tower validation for three airports

The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 “Remote Tower for Multiple Airports” aims to bring the concept of remotely controlled multiple airports to the next maturity level. From 19th to 27th March 2018, the Lithuanian ANSP Oro …

Austro Control and FREQUENTIS encouraged by success of new Homebriefing system

Austrian ANSP Austro Control has been effectively processing flight plans and related data through its Homebriefing system, successfully implemented in cooperation with Frequentis at the end of 2017. This month marks 10,000 flight plans processed …

FREQUENTIS signs subcontract with Thales for the VCS and Airfield Management System segment of the OneSKY program

Thales Australia subcontracts Frequentis Australasia for voice communication and airfield management solution Under the OneSKY program for Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence, Thales has subcontracted Frequentis for the supply of its end-to-end Internet Protocol …

FREQUENTIS and DFS sign joint venture agreement to deliver turnkey remote tower solutions

FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE will become operational later this year Frequentis AG and the German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH through its wholly owned subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH have agreed to jointly deliver …

The Frequentis Group evolves the integration of Comsoft Solutions

Frequentis Comsoft reflects a stronger and more unified approach for customers Comsoft Solutions has been a member of the Frequentis Group since January 2016 and the two companies have further strengthened the integration of their complementary …

Ports of Jersey and FREQUENTIS Group to collaborate on remote tower implementation in the British Isles

Ports of Jersey has identified Frequentis as a preferred technology partner for the development and delivery of remote tower operations. The partnership has been developed through a series of steering boards, in order to establish …

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung selects FREQUENTIS DIVOS recording for tower voice communication modernisation project

Frequentis will deliver its DIVOS recording solution to nine air traffic control towers in Germany for a 5-year nationwide program The German air navigation service provider , DFS, recently selected Frequentis for a 5-year framework contract …

FREQUENTIS IP voice solution selected for DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung tower voice communication modernisation project

DFS selects Frequentis’ market-leading VCS3020X system for nine towers at German airports Frequentis has been selected to provide its voice communication system VCS3020X for the German air navigation service provider, DFS, for nine airport towers including …

Successful first SESAR 2020 Multiple Remote Tower validation for three airports

“Single” remote tower settings have already been deployed in former projects; however, most significant impacts in cost-effectiveness are to be expected with multiple and/or centre settings. The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 aims to bring the …

Isavia enhances controller reporting with FREQUENTIS voice and at-the-glass recording

Icelandic ANSP trusts Frequentis DIVOS recording and investigation solutions for Reykjavik area control centre (ACC) and Keflavik tower control (TWR) The Icelandic ANSP, ISAVIA, will enhance the reporting and investigation capabilities of their ATC operations by …

DFS confirms FREQUENTIS Remote Tower Solution

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), the German air navigation service provider (ANSP), has successfully completed onsite testing of the Frequentis Remote Virtual Tower (RVT) solution for Saarbücken Airport, with control services to be carried out from …

FREQUENTIS UK appoints Andy Madge as Managing Director

Effective January 1, 2018, former Managing Director (MD) of Defence and Intelligence for Lockheed Martin, Andy Madge, joined the Managing Board of Frequentis UK, taking over responsibility for the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Frequentis …

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