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

    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.

Company News

Integrated counter UAV solution led by FREQUENTIS and HENSOLDT

Frequentis and HENSOLDT sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on integrated counter drone solutions for airports Frequentis, the leading Air Traffic Management (ATM) solution provider, and defence and security sensor specialist HENSOLDT are combing …

FREQUENTIS modernises voice communication at Hong Kong International Airport

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) has selected Frequentis to successfully commission, the Frequentis’ VCS3020X at the backup air traffic control centre of the Hong Kong International Airport. This will allow the continuous modernisation …

Denmark’s Naviair to tackle airspace efficiency and service provision with integrated remote tower and approach centre from FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE

Frequentis Remote Tower has already been selected by seven countries worldwide Naviair, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) of Denmark, has selected an integrated remote tower and approach system from FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE, in order to …

Bahrain to upgrade ATC communications with FREQUENTIS

Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ (MTT) Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) selects Frequentis for voice communication system (VCS) modernisation Bahrain MTT Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) announced that it has awarded Frequentis the contract to modernise the …

Brazil implements South America’s first remote air traffic control tower with FREQUENTIS

Frequentis installs remote tower technology for Santa Cruz Airbase in Brazil On October 18th Brazil successfully installed the Frequentis smartVISION solution at Santa Cruz airbase in order to enhance the way air traffic is monitored and …

FREQUENTIS and DIMETOR partner for safe Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights

BVLOS drone operations open door for more innovative applications and expansion Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations are key for future commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) use cases, including public safety, industrial inspection and …

New Beijing mega-airport opens with FREQUENTIS networked voice communication system at its core

Success for Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) as mega-hub, Beijing Daxing International opens The highly anticipated Chinese aviation hub, Beijing Daxing International, was officially opened on September 25th in …

SESAR JU GOF U-space project: Final demo with piloted air taxi flight successfully completed

On 29 August, the last SESAR JU Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space demonstration took place in Helsinki, Finland, showing how integrated Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems enable urban air mobility: …

US Navy selects FREQUENTIS voice communication system for MQ-25 unmanned air system

Frequentis to equip voice communication system for Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System The U.S. Navy awarded Frequentis a contract to provide the IP-based voice communications system for the Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System …

SESAR2020 common AIM services PJ.15-10 and PJ.15-11: Validation week successfully completed

On 12 July, the successful validation week of the SESAR projects 15-10, Static Aeronautical Data Common Service, and 15-11, Aeronautical Digital Map Common Service, in the context of the SESAR2020 framework was completed with an …

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 …

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