Professionalism and reliability build the foundation for the 25-year-long cooperation between DFS (the German air navigation service provider) and Frequentis. December 16th, 2009 saw the new Frequentis voice communication system in the en-route centre Karlsruhe enter operation, featuring 185 main and 160 emergency working positions.
This latest project now means Frequentis powers more than 800 main air traffic controller working positions and 700 emergency positions throughout Germany. The success of the project once again demonstrates the companys leading ability to supply large-scale system solutions to the air traffic management (ATM) sector. Air Traffic Control en-route centres face ever-growing demands in terms of capacity, service and efficiency: an issue which underpinned the decision to install a new communication system at Karlsruhe. DFS needed technology for the UAC that could quickly and easily adapt to changing ATM needs. Frequentis developed and supplied the right solution. Reviewing the successful completion of the project, Klauspeter Hauf (responsible for operational voice systems at DFS) notes, the Frequentis team has again demonstrated its professionalism and ability to come up with excellent solutions to our particular needs. Constant availability and flawless communication are vitally important in such a safety-critical environment. The new Frequentis system allows full coordination across a significant proportion of the upper airspace in Germany. The fast delivery and smooth cutover of the UAC Karlsruhe system is another impressive proof of Frequentis competence in supplying large enroute centres worldwide, says Christian Pegritz, member of the Frequentis AG executive board.