Indonesia: state-of-the-art training for future ATC operators and technicians with equipment from Rohde & Schwarz

Posted on: February 04, 2015

The arrival of a fully IP-based ATC communications solution from Rohde & Schwarz at the Indonesian Civil Aviation Safety and Engineering Academy (ATKP) of Medan, North Sumatra, marks the beginning of a new era for training operations in Indonesia. The ATC communications solution is a complete system from the microphone to the antenna. It will help students at the Academy become highly skilled ATC operators and technicians. Practicing in a real-world technical environment, students who want to become air traffic controllers can achieve the highest skill levels possible. Students who have chosen to become technicians can learn and practice on the system to master configuration and trouble shooting.

The Rohde & Schwarz solution includes a fully IP-based R&S VCS 4G voice communications system and VoIP capable R&S Series4200 radios. The key advantage of the R&S VCS-4G voice communications system is its flexibility. It can be scaled to meet requirements ranging from fully equipped area control centers down to small installations. This flexibility offers various benefits for suitable deployment at diverse sites such as ATC training centers. The software and user interface are the same for training and on-site installation.