Frequentis has been contracted by Airservices Australia for a Bypass Voice Communication System (BVCS) to be used in the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS). As part of the OneSKY Program, the new system will replace the current systems with one advanced, unified solution.

Jason Harfield, CEO Airservices Australia, explained that Airservices is transforming how air traffic management is delivered in Australia through the OneSKY program. “The program will enable a number of capabilities to airspace users, including business continuity, shared use airspace, trajectory-based operations and route optimisation. A key milestone for OneSKY is the voice communication solution, which is provided by Frequentis. The BVCS will further enhance reliability and resilience, providing a backup capability to more than 200 operator positions for our en-route and terminal area operations,” he said.

Frequentis previously provided Airservices with its VCS technology at Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in 2019, when it replaced Airservices’ legacy communication system with its VOIP-based system, VCS2030X. Frequentis also provides the Main VCS and Airfield Management System for the Royal Australian Air Force sites included in CMATS. The company will now provide an independent IT-based backup VCX for Airservices sites, which doesn’t share the same software, hardware or interfaces as the main VCS.

Martin Rampl, Managing Director at Frequentis Australasia, said, “The BVCS will allow Airservices to continue to use the full CMATS capability and flexibility enabled by an IT VCS solution that supports the key objectives of CMATS, as well as resolving any potential obsolescence and support issues.”

Header image: Jason Harfield, Airservices CEO attended the Frequentis headquarters in Vienna to sign the contract with Hannu Juurako, Frequentis VP ATM Civil and Chairman of the ATM Executive Board and Margin Rampl, Managing Director Frequentis Australasia. 

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