Northrop Grumman Provides Air Traffic Management Solutions for Poland’s Airports

Northrop Grumman's U.K. based air traffic management (ATM) subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has recently delivered its Sapphire ATM communication system equipment to four remote stations in Poland: Sieradz, Radom, Gabin and Brzesk - all serving Warsaw airport.

The systems were delivered to the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) in December and were installed in first quarter 2018.

The installed systems are based on Northrop Grumman’s Sapphire portfolio, of which the T6 very high frequency (VHF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) radios are core products. These remote stations will improve the coverage available to PANSA air traffic controllers based in Warsaw for communicating with military and civil aircraft.

The Sapphire portfolio of radios and accessories is supplied with traditional analog and internet protocol (IP) interfaces for both audio and data as standard. This allows PANSA to operate the new Northrop Grumman radio systems on their legacy network, while being confident that they will be able to switch seamlessly to IP in the future.

Airport staff from the Polish sites visited Park Air in October to receive comprehensive training. The factory acceptance test took place in November. Click here for more information.