Rohde & Schwarz has won a contract from the
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to upgrade and expand
the Air Traffic Control (ATC) radio communications system at
Singapore Changi Airport.
As part of the contract, Rohde & Schwarz
is required to provide CAAS with auxiliary equipment, software,
project management, training as well as after-sales services for a
Rohde and Schwarz, a global manufacturer
of information and communications technology products, will
install more than 240 R&S Series 4200 VHF/UHF radios at Changi,
including at the new radio stations to be built at Changi East.
Besides providing high-quality voice connections between pilots
and air traffic controllers, these radios also deploy a new technology called Detection of Simultaneous Transmissions (DSiT).
With the acquisition of these radios, CAAS will be the first air navigation service provider in the Asia Pacific
region to adopt DSiT.
DSiT enables the detection
and notification of simultaneous radio calls to air traffic
controllers who can communicate with two counterparts at the same
Mr Soh Poh Theen, Deputy Director-General (Air
Navigation Services) of CAAS said, “CAAS is continually exploring
new technologies to provide better air traffic services and a
higher level of safety. This technology will enhance
communications between our controllers and pilots, thus improving
operational safety. With air traffic projected to grow
exponentially in the region, it is imperative for CAAS to invest
in critical ATC infrastructure ahead of time.”
Air Traffic Control,