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NATS Future Proofs Airfield Voice Comms at Bristol

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 15, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 12-15-2016] Over the next 12 months, NATS Services Ltd will replace Bristol’s Voice Communications System (VCS) in an overhaul of the bespoke system that allows air traffic controllers in the airport tower to communicate with the aircraft and vehicles under their management.
Air Traffic Control tower at Bristol Airport. Photo: NATS.
NATS is developing, designing and installing the new VCS system, built around the Internet Protocol (IP)-based Frequentis 3020X VCS and Jotron transmitters and receivers, to provide a clear and effective solution capable of meeting Bristol Airport’s current and future technical requirements.
Placed around the airfield and in the tower itself, the equipment not only enhances voice clarity and brings the airport up-to-date with the latest technology but also ensures the system is positioned to connect with technological advances of the future.

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