Sharjah International Airport has awarded Frequentis and its UAE partner, Bayanat Engineering
UAE, the contract to modernise its voice communication infrastructure and replace the existing
Schmid Telecom system. The tower at Sharjah International Airport will be equipped with the
The VCS3020X will ensure Sharjah International Airport benefits from the best performing air traffic
control voice communication solution, together with rapid deployment and the lowest total cost of
Stretching from the Arabian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, Sharjah is the third largest of the seven Emirate
countries that form the United Arab Emirates. The international airport is a major air transport hub in the
UAE, serving close to 12 million passengers per year.
“The Frequentis system has many positive references, both globally and in this region, as well as its
experience with similar projects. We are looking forward to a successful project completion,” says
Johnson Philips, General Manager – CNS, ATM & MET Division at Bayanat Engineering.
As a field-proven, compact and fully duplicated end-to-end IP VCS, the Frequentis system provides
flexible integration of the existing analogue and digital radio infrastructure. This will enable Sharjah to
manage all communications between the tower and the cockpit with minimal air-ground delay while
providing the best voice quality. The fully redundant solution also comprises a multitude of interfaces to
external systems. It is ready for future IP radio and telephone connectivity and is compliant to the ED137B
EUROCAE (European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment) standard.
“We are proud to have been selected by Sharjah Airport to provide the latest voice communications
technology for this tower project. We are honored that Sharjah International Airport has entrusted us
with the modernisation of its voice communication system. We sincerely welcome Sharjah as a new
customer and look forward to a successful, and long-term partnership,” says Hannu Juurakko, Vice
President ATM Civil at Frequentis.
In 2017 Frequentis and Bayanat completed similar projects at Al Bateen and Delma Airports in the
UAE, also replacing legacy Schmid systems after the telecom company announced bankruptcy.