ANS Finland Announces Rohde & Schwarz ATC Modernisation Contract

(Photo: ANS Finland)

Air Navigation Services Finland Oy (ANS Finland) provides en-route, aerodrome control and approach control services for 22 airports in Finland. On January 21 it announced that it had recently awarded Rohde & Schwarz a contract to provide Helsinki Area Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) with its R&S VCS-4G voice communications system.

The systems for ANS Finland consists of 97 controller working positions (CWP) for operation in the area control centre (main and contingency), as well as approach and tower positions in Helsinki. The system will be operating with more than 300 R&S Series4200 Voice over IP (VoIP) radios, already installed country wide to provide voice communication services. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz will provide R&S VCS-4G systems for Avia College – Aviation Training Center, with a total of 80 CWPs in the Simulator & Training VCS plus three additional CWPs in the Test & Validation System.

Osmo Nieminen, system manager at ANS Finland commented: “We expect the project to proceed efficiently due to Rohde & Schwarz’ proven reputation for providing voice communication systems. We are pleased to have such an experienced partner as Rohde & Schwarz in this critical project.”