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FAA Accepts DFW’s 131st Voice Comm System, Largest Yet

By S.L. Fuller | August 2, 2017

Dallas Fort Worth Airport courtesy of Frequentis iStock

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Photo courtesy of Frequentis

Frequentis voice communication system No. 131 has been accepted by the FAA for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Airport, Frequentis said. According to the company, this is the largest FAA voice communication switch that has been installed in the past 15 years in that location.

The Frequentis 3020X system delivery is part of the airport’s interim Voice Switch Replacement IVSR program. The solution has been accepted and installed ahead of schedule.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of this important IVSR project ahead of schedule, which highlights our strong partnership with the FAA, enabling us to fulfill their ATC voice switch requirements,” said Leonard Swiontek, president of Frequentis USA Inc.

The system features 109 controller working positions (CWP) installed across the airport’s terminal radar approach control facility (TRACON) and its three ATC towers. According to Frequentis, this makes it the largest installed to date. The process, from formal qualification test to site acceptance took some three months.

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