ANS selects SITTI for Gatwick and Edinburgh


29 January, 2020 – Air Navigation Solutions (ANS), a leading UK air traffic management provider, has signed a contract with SITTI, a world leading supplier of voice communication systems (VCS) Systems, to enhance the air traffic management infrastructure at Edinburgh and Gatwick Airports.

ANS is deploying SITTI’s MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication and Control Systems as the VCS at both of ANS’ UK airport operations, and with it upgrading the air traffic control (ATC) infrastructure at Gatwick Airport, the busiest single runway in the world and Edinburgh, Scotland’s largest airport.

SITTI is a leading supplier of voice communication systems worldwide, with the most technologically advanced architecture, fully compliant to the latest international standards. SITTI’s global presence includes a large base of installed VCS and ancillary equipment with services in military and civilian air traffic control, as well as public and private strategic emergency services, police, fire and ambulance services and control room management.

The proven MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems have undergone countless interoperability tests around the globe and are installed at many major airports worldwide. The system offers advanced interfacing capabilities, reliability and flexibility. The primary VCS systems are equipped with interface units to connect digital and analogue radios and telephones and convert them into standard ED 137 VOIP links.

The VCS replacement reinforces ANS’ commitment to innovation, and introducing next generation technologies at all of its ATC operations, enabling a more integrated and efficient air traffic management processes.

Henry Game, Managing Director of Air Navigation Solutions, said: “We’re excited to seal  this partnership with SITTI, and look forward to deploying this new technology at both Gatwick and Edinburgh. As an air traffic management provider with operations at multiple airports, our procurement process has delivered scale purchasing benefits to our customers, and is something we can offer to other airports.

“SITTI has taken a highly professional approach to this process, and their technology will future proof our tower operations, further enhancing both safety and efficiency.”

Roberto Weger, Communications Manager at SITTI, said: “We are delighted that Air Navigation Solutions has chosen SITTI to assist with the implementation of a brand-new voice communication system. ANS is a dynamic ANSP, bringing a difference to the industry, and to say that our technology is now set to be implemented at two of the UK’s busiest airports is a great milestone for us.”

About Air Navigation Solutions – Air Navigation Solutions (ANS) is a UK-based company at the forefront of air traffic management, and a certified ANSP by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, delivering air traffic control and engineering services at some of the world’s busiest and most complex airports. ANS is a trusted partner for national and regional airports, developing tailored solutions designed to help achieve commercial aims. ANS is a subsidiary of DFS Aviation Services, part of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS Group).