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FAA selects FREQUENTIS for digitalisation of air-to-ground communications

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  • Replacement of radio control equipment in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) with air-to-ground protocol converter system (APCS) 
  • Digital communication system will modernise airspace communication networks, maintaining continuity, increasing efficiency, and enhancing security 
  • Flexibility, scalability, and cost savings are also notable advantages 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Frequentis a contract to implement the air-to-ground protocol converter system (APCS) for the U.S. National Airspace System, which supports over one billion passengers per year.

“Frequentis is pleased to have been selected by the FAA for its APCS program,” says Dieter Eier, President Frequentis USA. “We are looking forward to helping the FAA to migrate its air to ground network into the IP world. With IP-centric voice communication, both voice and data can be transmitted using the same IP network infrastructure, also resulting in cost savings increased flexibility and scalability.”

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