Northrop Grumman Upgrades Air Traffic Communication System at IWM Duxford

- Peterborough, U.K.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced that its U.K.-based air traffic management systems subsidiary Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has upgraded the air traffic control voice communication system at IWM Duxford by providing it with a future-proof Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability.

A long-standing supporter of the IWM Duxford, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems recently refurbished the Duxford Airfield tower with a fully ED137‑compliant IP-based voice communications system. Integral to this refurbishment was the installation of the Park Air S4 IP Controller. Although already in operation in a number of non-U.K. locations, this is the first U.K. site to receive the Park Air S4 IP Controller. As a ‘first of type’ installation, Northrop Grumman worked closely with the Civil Aviation Authority’s safety regulation group to ensure that the S4 met their rigorous testing and safety requirements.

“We are delighted to be able to work with IWM Duxford to upgrade their communication system,” said Charles Houseago, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. “We have an enduring relationship with this historic site and I am proud that our company has been able to bring them into the IP-era.”

Helen Holliday, IWM Duxford’s Head of Airfield and Security, expressed her delight with the new system, “May I say how very impressed I have been with the attention, cooperation and willingness of all parties involved in the process thus far to ensure a seamless transition. I can’t praise the Park Air team enough in their professionalism and commitment to this project. It has been a pleasure to work with them and they are truly great ambassadors to the organisation.

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