In the first half of 2020, SITTI will be providing a new system to Azerbaijan, more precisely to the Airspace Supervision & Efficiency Center (ASEC) in Baku, which is part of Azeraeronavigatsiya (AZANS), the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service Provider. ASEC has been designed for 3 main functions :
- air traffic flow management, with the purpose to optimize the airspace utilization in the region, acting as the connecting point between CFMU in Brussels (Eurocontrol) and Singapore
- contingency center to be able to “clear the sky” in case of failure of the main ATC system in Baku,
- virtual tower to provide Air Traffic Services in Gabbala remotely from Baku.
With the help of ASEC, Azerbaijan is aiming at becoming a strategic partner of both Eurocontrol and the Asian Flow Planning Center in the field of airspace organization, using international flight planning and data distribution systems. ASEC is also responsible for improving the existing route network structure in the Caucasian region and local risk analysis, quality monitoring and standards compliance.
SITTI, through Thales LAS France SAS, will be helping ASEC with the provision of a brand new Voice Communication System (VCS) of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family and a recorder/playback system (VRS). The supplied M800IP® VCS is made of a fully ED137 system, with duplicated LAN. The requirement of interfacing analogue VHF/UHF radios and analogue telephone lines is accomplished by modular interfaces that can at any moment in time be increased in number or upgraded to fully VOIP ED137 connections, as soon as the connected sites move to the IP technology. M800IP® is in fact capable of coping with different communication technologies at the same time. Some integrated Controller Working Positions (CWP) complete the supply to the ASEC Crisis Room, Supervision Room and Virtual Tower.
Following the important installations in the rest of Caucasian area, with the provision of the above described system to ASEC, SITTI is going to complete the coverage of all Nations between Iran and Russia, through which a large part of the air traffic between Europe and Asia is flowing and constantly increasing. The MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System family guarantees the Customer an excellent coverage of its needs and expansion plans.