Under Project Air 5431 Phase 3 (OneSKY), Thales Australia has subcontracted Frequentis for the supply of its end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) Voice Communications System (VCS) and Airfield Management systems (AFM).
Frequentis’ critical contribution to the success of OneSKY was formally recognised by Airservices and Thales during a dedicated ceremony on 7th March during the World ATM Congress in Madrid.
The contract for the complex program that seeks to replace Airservices’ Australian Advanced Air Traffic System (TAAATS) and the Royal Australian Air Force’s Australian Defence Air Traffic System (ADATS) with a Civil-Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS), was signed in late February.
CMATS will be used by Airservices and the RAAF, unifying all of the separate air traffic management systems currently in use and replacing dated systems nearing their end of service.
Shared situational awareness and a single flight information region (FIR) across Australia will enable full utilisation of a flexible airspace regime with flight information able to be obtained by any controller at any time.
MD Frequentis Australasia Martin Rampl said the company will transfer intellectual property and technology know-how to continue to enhance this core competence in Australia, enabling future regional export opportunities to be delivered from Australia.
“This subcontract creates 15 highly qualified engineering jobs in Australia, with 10 of them already staffed as part of the 30 highly skilled team at Frequentis Australasia, located in Melbourne and Brisbane.”
Frequentis is already delivering the latest generation end-to-end IP–based voice communication systems to the Airservices Australia sites in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth – with a total of 280 working positions under CMATS Phase 1 (Early VCS contract with Thales). This recently signed subcontract includes upgrades to the Airservices Australia sites and the implementation of VCS and AFM at 12 Defence locations across Australia. This includes the latest generation of Secure (Red/Black) voice communication systems and the Frequentis smartTools product suite.