Frequentis has replaced Phoenix-Mesa Gateway’s airport tower with an integrated digital tower solution.
Consisting of an IP voice communication solution, featuring the ED-137 standard, integrated recording and digital terminal information and weather services, the digital tower ensures controllers have modern solutions to support the anticipated growth at the airport. It also includes space for eight controllers.
The airport’s previous tower was built in 1970 when the airport was known as Williams Air Force Base and served as a training ground for air force pilots. As a commercial hub, the air traffic control tower was not big enough to support the airport’s three 10,000-ft runways, with the new tower deemed an “essential investment that would help the airport become an even more forceful economic engine for the East Valley and Arizona,” by US Representative Greg Stanton, D-Arizona.
Commenting on the new tower, which has been named after John McCain III the late US senator from Arizona, Leonard Swiontek, President Frequentis US said: “We appreciate our long-lasting relationship with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and are a proud partner supporting the airport’s future with our integrated tower solution providing the flexibility needed to safely scale from current operation into the future. The project is also significant as it marks the first VCS connecting to IP radios using the ED-137 standard, also adopted by the FAA going live into the US.”