SITTI COMPLETED SUPPLY TO INDIA

The tight schedule defined for the supply of VCS systems to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has not being delayed due to the Covid virus emergency situation. The last two lots found their way to their final destination according to the agreements with the customer. The last boxes of the last lot left SITTI in the first week of September to reach the Indian sub-continent.

This important contract was awarded to SITTI in June 2019, after a very competitive bidding process. It represents a big step towards the modernization of their Air Traffic Control infrastructure all over the country and one of the biggest successes for SITTI.

The large amount of equipment foreseen by the contract proved the capability of SITTI to cope with high volumes of production,” – Marco Scalia, SITTI Program Manager for this project, said – “by at the same time keeping the same quality standards for all of them, according to the strict applicable analysis and process standards applied by the company.

In less than one year, SITTI completed the delivery of all foreseen systems and ancillary equipment. We are here speaking of 48 main VCS system plus 16 fallback ones, 77 remote radio stations, 726 controller working positions, 48 voice recording systems.

The significant investments made by SITTI in improving its internal processes and the optimisation of the production lines put the company in the position of being capable of dealing with large supplies like this, without renouncing to the topmost quality level that make it the reference company worldwide for ATC devices, systems and solutions.” – Roberto Weger added, Communications Manager at SITTI.

All systems supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, fully compliant to the international ED 137 VoIP standard for VoIP applications in the ATC field. The extremely easy configuration capability and the flexibility of the functions embedded into the boards and Controller Working Positions make M800IP® the best choice VCS. Top-performing Voice Recorders and VoIP Gateways provide the ancillary functions that complete the offer by SITTI.

SIMULATION IN MYANMAR BY SITTI

Myanmar is a country where the consolidated relationship with SITTI through Samart U-Trans Co.Ltd., a Thai company, brought to the installation of a brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System at the Yangon Air Control Centre (ACC), as reported here: https://www.sitti.it/sitti-for-the-far-east/

The introduction of the new VCS is contributing to the development of the country, by ensuring a higher level of flight safety and reliable communications. The system also included a small simulation facility for the local Air Traffic Management Centre (ATMC).

In order to further improve the situational awareness of air operators and their prompt response to all possible events that may occur over the country, a new simulation system is going to be supplied by SITTI. This includes a number of controller working positions from which trainees can simulate the various route conditions, in order to provide a better service for safe flights.

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.

CAAC CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL TO SITTI

SITTI is proud to announce that on July 24th, 2020, it received the CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL for its MULTIFONO® M800IP® voice communication system from CAAC, the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The certificate states that the system “complies with the civil aviation CNS equipment certification rules (CCAR-87) and relevant provisions”.

This very important achievement has been reached with the help of the Beijing XiDi Communication Technology Ltd company that provided all required support and local knowledge. The certificate has been obtained after submitting the M800IP® VCS system to a large set of tests and after providing extensive proof of compliance to international rules and standards, including (but not limited to) ED137. This latter is the standard issued by EUROCAE for the definition of the way VoIP (Voice over IP) shall be used in the ATM field.

Mr. Giuseppe Vasquez is the SITTI Program Manager who followed all procedures and steps that led to the issue of the certificate. “This important result once more underlines the high competence of our company, capable of submitting to CAAC a product that fully passed all technical and compliance steps. CAAC requirements are comprehensibly very strict and demanding, because of the high responsibility they have to ensure voice service continuity for a safer sky over China”.

MULTIFONO® M800IP® demonstrated its built-in flexibility and adaptability, being able to pass without problems all the stringent rules imposed by CAAC to get the certificate of approval”, Mr.Claudio Tognoni – SITTI Commercial Officer for China – said.

SITTI SYSTEMS FOR WESTERN INDIA

The supply of VCS system to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is proceeding according to the schedule. This important contract was awarded to SITTI in September 2019 (read here for more details), after a very competitive bidding process. It represents a big step towards the modernization of their Air Traffic Control infrastructure all over the country and one of the biggest successes for SITTI.

The contract is intended to serve 45 airports across the country, plus Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU) with a large number of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS). The provision of the systems would have occurred in 5 lots. Two of them, covering the North-East and North region of India have already been shipped, and now it is the turn of the Western area:

  • 11 MAIN VCS Systems
  • 3 FALLBACK VCS Systems
  • 170 Controller Working Positions (CWP)
  • 22 Interfaces to Radio Remote Sites
  • 11 VRS Recording Systems

The following airports and facilities are involved (in alphabetical order):

  • Ahmedabad (main+fallback system)
  • Aurangabad
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bhopal
  • Indore
  • Mumbai ATC Complex (main+fallback)
  • Mumbai TWR
  • Nagpur (main+fallback system)
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodara

All systems supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, fully compliant to the international ED 137 VoIP standard for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field.

SITTI – 2nd LOT DELIVERED TO INDIA

The contract between SITTI and AAI (Airport Authority of India) is a very large one, including a moltitude of systems to be deployed nationwide. This major contract for Supply Installation Testing & Commissioning (SITC) of a large number of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) is divided into 5 consignment lots, corresponding to 5 big areas in the Indian subcontinent. The contract is intended to serve 45 airports across the country, plus Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU).

The first lot has been delivered in December 2019 according to the agreed schedule (here is the relevant press release). The second part of the supply left Italy in February 202 after successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) by the inspectors deputed from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for checking compliance to the specifications. The following ten stations are going to be equipped with Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS):

  1. Amritsar along with Fallback System
  2. Bhuntar
  3. Dehdarun
  4. Gondia
  5. Jaipur along with Fallback System
  6. Jalapur
  7. Khajuraho
  8. Lucknow along with Fallback System
  9. Udaipur
  10. Varanasi along with Fallback System

The numbers of this delivery are significantly high:

  • 10 Main VCS Systems
  • 4 Fallback VCS Systems
  • 101 Controller Working Positions (CWP)
  • 6 Remote Radio Stations
  • 10 VRS (Voice Recording Systems)

The Voice Communication Systems which are being supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, fully compliant to the international ED-137 VoIP standard for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field. Installation will be commenced after arrival of systems which will be followed by Site Acceptance Test (SAT).

SITTI DELIVERS FIRST LOT TO INDIA

As announced in last September (here), after competitive bidding SITTI has been awarded a major contract for Supply Installation Testing & Commissioning (SITC) of a large number of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS). This contract represents a big step for the Airport Authority of India (AAI) towards the modernization of their Air Traffic Control infrastructure all over the country. It also represents one of the biggest successes of SITTI in the field of Air Traffic Control. The contract is intended to serve 45 airports across the country, plus Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU).

The complete supply of the contract is to be dispatched in five consignments. The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the first consignment, consisting of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) equipment for the following ten stations was conducted and the same was witnessed by the inspectors deputed from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for checking compliance to the equipment specifications

  1. Agartala along with Fallback System
  2. Allahabad (CATC)
  3. Bhubaneshwar along with Fallback System
  4. Dimapur
  5. Imphal
  6. Gaya
  7. Guwahati along with Fallback System
  8. Patna along with Fallback System
  9. Ranchi
  10. Raipur

The Voice Communication Systems which are being supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, fully compliant to the international ED 137 VoIP standard for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field. Voice Communication Systems (VCS) [along with Fallback Systems] and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) for this first consignment are ready for dispatch and likely to be delivered by end of January 2020.  Installation will be commenced after arrival of systems which will be followed by Site Acceptance Test (SAT).

SITTI AWARDED VCS CONTRACT FOR 45 AIRPORTS IN INDIA

SITTI (Italy) is proud to announce that after competitive bidding, Airport Authority of India (AAI) awarded our company a major Supply Installation Testing & Commissioning (SITC) contract for a large number of Voice Communication (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) to serve 45 airports across the country, Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU). The contract is subdivided into several consignments whose delivery spans from this year to end of 2020. The following will be provided under this contract

  • 48 VCS – Voice Communication Systems (Main)
  • 16 VCS – Voice Communication Systems (Fallback)
  • 77 RRS – Remote Radio Stations
  • 726 CWP – Controller Working Positions (Main)
  • 128 CWP – Controller Working Positions (Fallback)
  • 48 VRS – Voice Recording Systems

The Voice Communication Systems being supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, which is fully compliant to the international ED 137 VoIP standard adopted by ICAO & EUROCONTROL for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field. Furthermore, these systems are natively equipped with plug-in interfaces that allow connection to analogue and digital links of any different kind.

The VCS systems to be deployed at 45 airports across the country (ranging from small airports to very large ACC centers), Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU) will be in charge of managing local and remote radio stations, where appropriate gateway devices will grant the possibility of taking full advantage of the standard ED 137 performances.

The provision of such a large number of systems and ancillary equipment to the Airport Authority of India comes after other very successful projects in the same area, where SITTI products could be evaluated as the best choice for the fulfilment of the challenging requirements set by the management of big air traffic movements. Thanks to the supplied systems and the extraordinary positive reputation gained in over 10 years of presence in India through other large projects, SITTI is proud of supporting AAI in the development of the Indian region.

The long-term presence in the market of mission-critical systems for very demanding customers allows SITTI to present its solutions to all organisations where secure, reliable and controlled communications are required through integrated communication solutions, with high efficiency and effectiveness for flight safety.

SITTI FOR THE FAR EAST

Myanmar is a strategic country on the routes between Europe and the Far East area and Australia. Because of its long stretch, practically all flights heading to Thailand, Vietnam, Southern China shall overfly Myanmar, former Burma.

Through a Thai company, SAMART, SITTI is about to deliver a new MULTIFONO® M800IP® to the Yangon Air Control Centre (ACC). This will help the further development of the country, by ensuring a higher level of flight safety and reliable communications. The Yangon (former Rangoon) ACC, half way in the almost 2000 km long country, is a perfect place from where to control the air traffic flow.

The MULTIFONO® M800IP Voice Communication System (VCS) comes along with 22 Controller Working Positions (CWP) and is equipped with the capability of interfacing 32 analogue 4W E&M radio channels plus 64 VoIP ED137 radios; as for the telephone part of the system, 48 analogue 2W/4W E&M lines and 30 VoIP connections are supported.

Simulation facilities for the Air Traffic Management Centre (ATMC) are also included with additional 5 controller positions.

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.

THAILAND, SITTI SUPPLY

The Hua Hin International Airport, near Bangkok, required 3 Voice Communication Systems (VCS) for widening the scope and depth of its air traffic control capabilities. Through its local reprensative, V&S COMMUNICATION Ltd, SITTI has been awarded this supply.

The VCS systems are used at the airport according to an double redundancy mode:
• The main VCS system is utilized for normal operations (MOPS)
• Should the main system be for any reason not available, the second VCS (fallback) will take over
• Should even the fallback system be unavailable, the third system (CON/TRA) will be replace the faulty systems and guarantee full and safe air traffic control by simple reconfiguration

While the main and fallback systems are very similar in size and interfacing capability (12 controller working position each, plus 60 analogue + VoIP radio channels, 30 telephone lines, GPS precision distribution clock), the CON/TRA system has originally been thought of as a training (TRA) system. In case of emergency (when the other two systems are not available), this latter system can enter into service as a contingency (CON) system. Although slightly less equipped (8 CMP, 40 radios, 24 telephone lines), this will allow local air traffic controllers to continue their work even in the toughest conditions, thus guaranteeing safe and uninterrupted service to aircrafts.

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.

SRI LANKA USES SITTI SYSTEMS

The presence of SITTI in the Indian sub-continent expands, thanks to the recent contract signed with AASL (Airport and Aviation Services [Sri Lanka] Limited), the Sri Lankan Air Navigation Service Provider and also the Civil Airports Operator. The contract covers one of the key elements in the modernization of the Sri Lanka’s aviation infrastructure in keeping with the latest technological developments in the Air Traffic Communications, with the supply of two brand new Voice Communication Systems (VCS) in Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Colombo Airport, Ratmalana (RMA), and the installation of new VOIP radio transmitters and receivers (provided by JOTRON).

The two Voice Communication Systems belong to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family. The significant number of requested features and interfaces are supported by M800IP® with the purpose of creating an integrated network between the two sites, so that operators on one site can access resources belonging to the other site, according to Customer policies. The BIA system envisages 23 Controller Working Positions (CWP), 24 VOIP radio channels, 66 analogue radios, more than 120 telephone lines (VOIP+analogue), while the system in Ratmalana encompasses other 25 CWPs, more than 70 telephone lines and 68 radio channels (VOIP+analogue). The two systems are interconnected via E1 and VOIP links to allow resource sharing.

The high level of functions integration at all CWPs allows controllers to safely, easily and intuitively interface both Telephone connections and Radio communication facilities provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS system, which provides resource site-sharing capabilities, e.g. making it possible to define which radios on one site can be directly accessed from another site.

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.