Frequentis recently completed a Norwegian double when its VCS solution for the Approach (APP) and Tower (TWR) at Bergen entered operation. This comes only two weeks after similar success for the same solution at the Oslo ATCC.
In May 2008, the Norwegian air navigation service provider (Avinor) asked Frequentis to supply a voice communication system and VCS simulator for APP/TWR Bergen. This is the second order under the framework contract between the two organisations. The Austrian high-tech companys solution includes the latest system release (6.1) and passed the FAT at the Frequentis HQ in Vienna at the end of February 2009. The system has been in full operation to the total satisfaction of the client since May 2009. The main system is fully embedded in the customers communication environment. The simulator allows controllers and trainees to work with realistic training scenarios without impacting on existing air traffic control operations, thus ensuring they are fully prepared for the new solution. The key factors influencing the decision to choose Frequentis instead of local alternatives were high quality, state-of-the-art technology, cost-effectiveness, and, particularly, the swift delivery schedule. With this most recent order from Avinor, Frequentis continues its Norwegian success story: the company recently equipped the ACC Bodø and the Tower/Approach Trondheim with its proven VCS technology. The APP/TWR Bergen project further strengthens the Austrian communication specialists position in Northern Europe. This major investment in safety and security reinforces and reflects Avinors declared mission to make flying safer. The new technology will also accommodate further growth in the Bergen area. The APP/TWR Bergen project also represents an important step in the developing technology partnership between Avinor and Frequentis. The current framework contract includes an option for further systems to be delivered in the next three years.