Rohde & Schwarz to Upgrade ATC Radio Communications at Singapore Changi Airport

Rohde & Schwarz has received a contract to upgrade and expand the Air Traffic Control (ATC) radio communications system at Singapore Changi Airport.

Under the contract - awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to further strengthen safety for airlines and passengers, Rohde & Schwarz is required to provide auxiliary equipment, software, project management, training as well as after-sales services for a 15-year period to CAAS.

The company 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 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 time.