Xfin technology from radio communications specialist Team Simoco has been used in a new community wireless trunk radio network deployed at George Best Belfast City Airport, in order to improve communications and streamline operational processes.
In a project designed and implemented by AirRadio, the UK’s largest provider of operational radios to the UK Air Transport Industry, the Xfin technology will be used to provide operational radio communications for Belfast City Airport’s Airport Standards Team and airport tenants including airlines, ground handlers and service companies.
The trunk radio network supports one-to-one, group and broadcast calling, to best meet the operational requirements and practices of the service companies based at the airport.
Aviance UK was awarded the ground handling services contract by Belfast city airport in December 2007, and selected AirRadio to develop the radio network which will improve communications and deliver greater efficiencies.
The Xfin technology is being used to provide a uniform package of voice and data services to all network users operating within the airport. A key benefit of the new radio network is that it delivers greater communications reliability, enabling increased productivity and more efficient support across the airport site.
Mike Norfield, managing director of Team Simoco said: “With Xfin in place at some of the UK’s busiest airports, it is clear confirmation that Xfin’s IP technology has the resilience to support effective communications in the most operationally demanding and mission-critical of working environments.
“This latest deployment at Belfast City Airport will play a key role in ensuring effective, highly robust, site-wide communications, optimising operational efficiencies and productivity and position the airport for future growth in handling airport traffic.”