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.
The New Istanbul Airport has been inaugurated on last 29th October 2018. This brand new airport (IGA – Istanbul Great Airport) has been built on the European side of Istanbul, with the intention of further expanding the air traffic offer to passengers travelling from West to East and from North to South (and vice versa), and to become one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. When completed, the airport will encompass 6 runways, capable of dealing with about 3500 flights per day to 300 destinations, and an overall capacity of up to 200 million passengers per year.
As part of this exciting project, SITTI received an order for the provision of the new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS) for the IGA tower. Installation, setting up and test phases have been carried out according to the very stringent and demanding plans, with the goal of fulfilling all operational requirements within the allotted short time frame. The new MULTIFONO® VCS is based on the VoIP technology, according to the most recent definitions and specifications of the international ED137 standard. It includes 39 controller working positions (CWP) that will be capable of interfacing 420 Rx/Tx radio channels (analogue and VoIP) and several analogue and VoIP telephone line.
Many other SITTI systems are already installed and operative in Turkey; they have been proving their reliability, scalability and robustness over the past years. The new VCS is connected through standard links to the other existing SITTI systems in the Nation, so to provide efficient and effective handling of all voice communications between controllers and pilots for a safe and smooth control of the traffic landing at or departing from the new airport.
The CEO of SITTI, Mr. Massimo Crovato, has been invited to the official inauguration at the presence of the President of Turkish Republic, Mr. Erdogan and more than 50 foreign leaders, ministers and high-level officials. The positive long-term relationship between SITTI and the Turkish airspace management bodies has been underlined by Mr. Crovato: “SITTI is proud to having contributed to this huge project, which is confirming SITTI as a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide. The prompt answer to Customer needs through the provision of top edge solutions is the strength of our company. Based on the very long, positive and fruitful collaboration with Turkish authorities, we have once more had the opportunity to support and concur to the development of the air traffic management of this vital area between Europe and Asia.”
Following the positive experience with the Voice Communication System (VCS) from SITTI, the Georgian Air Navigation Service Provider SAKAERONAVIGATSIA decided to upgrade the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS systems deployed in the country to support simulation, frequency monitoring, local analogue radios. The affected sites are the major Georgian cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi.
The upgrade of the existing Voice Communication System in Tbilisi will allow simulation exercises in the dedicated simulation room close to the Tbilisi ACC Centre: tower controllers and pilots simulate their activities for training purposes in all weather and traffic conditions. This is accomplished through the flexible way the MULTIFONO® M800IP® is designed, thus allowing any new addition of positions and simulated radio/telephone lines. The frequency monitoring facility being implemented at the Georgian air traffic control centers gives controllers and technicians a clear view on how radio resources are being used in real time.
SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solution answers to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.
With the goal of further expanding their offer to passengers travelling from West to East and from North to South (and vice versa), Turkey is underway the construction of a new airport on the European side of Istanbul. The Istanbul New Airport planned to be the largest airport in the world, with 150 million annual passenger capacity, possibly expandable to 200 million, if required in the future. As of May 2018, around 90% of construction is completed. The inauguration of the airport is planned to take place on 29 October 2018.
SITTI is part of this exciting project, by providing the Voice Communication System (VCS) which will allow efficient and effective handling of all voice communications between controllers and pilots for a safe and smooth control of the traffic landing at or departing from the new airport. The MULTIFONO® VCS being provided is based on the VoIP technology, according to the most recent definitions and specifications of the international ED137 standard. The supplied system encompasses 39 controller working positions (CWP) that will be capable of interfacing up to 420 Rx/Tx radio channels (both analogue and VoIP) and several analogue and VoIP telephone line. NTP server, VoIP recorder and Emergency radio panels have been provided along with Voice Communication System. The new VCS will also have E1 and VoIP connectivity with the existing SITTI system installed in SMART Approach/TWR center in order to share radio/telephone resources between the two VCS.
SITTI is proud to contribute to this huge project, which is confirming SITTI as a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.
Continuing its expansion in the VCS market, SITTI completed the installation and set-up of two brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and ancillary equipment at two Indonesian sites. The supplied VCS systems come along with the latest Controller Working Position (CWP) version that allows controllers to easily and intuitively interface the Radio communication facilities provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® system. Installation, configuration, setting to work and commissioning phases have been successfully followed by Site Acceptance Tests. These latter proved the complete adherence of the supplied system to the Customer requirements and its positive response to the local operational needs.
The latest and most advanced IP technology provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family is put at the Customer disposal, together with analogue-to-standard IP modules. The supplied VCS systems is capable of interfacing analogue and VOIP radio channels, these latter based on the world VOIP ED137 standard, in order to provide local ATC controllers all the required facilities to best manage the traffic under their responsibility.
SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.