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2017-05-04
GRAN CANARIA AIRPORT TO MIGRATE ITS CONTROL TOWER VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TO VoIP WITH THE HELP OF DF NÚCLEO
DF Núcleo reaffirms its position as a leader in aeronautical communications in Spain, specifically in the area of migration to Voice over IP (VoIP), after being awarded a contract to supply a new fully operational VoIP communications system (VoIP VCS) for the control tower at the Gran Canaria Airport. 
DF Núcleo, leader in VoIP aeronautical communications in Spain
The DF subsidiary is currently implementing the VoIP VCS in four other towers in AENA's airport network: the Alicante-Elche airport, which ranks fifth in terms of passenger traffic and operations in Spain; the Reina Sofía Airport in Tenerife South, where the company installed the first VCS in its history in 1978; the Bilbao Airport, the most important airport on the Cantabrian coast; and the Almería Airport, located in the heart of Almeria Bay.

The technological solution provided will replace the discontinued CD20 (also supplied by DF Núcleo) with the modern ULISES V5000i system, currently in its fifth generation, to manage critical ground/air and ground/ground communications for operators in all air traffic management settings.

The scope of the project incorporates some of the Air Navigation systems that are most important for Air Traffic Control in airports. These systems replace the existing ones, which, in addition to having reached the end of their life cycle, belong to a generation of technology that cannot be adapted to the current regulations and demands. The following systems will be implemented: 
  • Voice Communications System (VCS), ULISES V5000i.
  • Air Traffic Control Automation System (SACTA).
  • Multi-channel Voice Recording System (MVRS).
  • Ground-Air Communications System (GACS).
  • Complementary Positions Equipment.
  • Integration of Supervision Systems (ORION).
  • IP Communications Network (IPCN).