Canada upgrades airspace communication with Frequentis X10 system

First Frequentis X10 VCS is installed in the Americas
AMS/SGAT tower at Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (Image: Aéroports de Montréal)
AMS/SGAT tower at Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (Image: Aéroports de Montréal) -

Canada’s Aéroports de Montréal has installed Frequentis’ innovative X10 voice communication system to enhance airspace communication for the Apron Management Section at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada.

The system is operated by Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), with ANSP Nav Canada sharing access and operate radio and telephone resources, as a contingency solution in case of emergency tower evacuation. 

Michael Lang, managing director of Frequentis Canada said, “The X10 is Frequentis’ latest voice communication system to enhance business continuity throughout ATM operations, providing standard set-ups with fast turnaround times as well as the necessary resilience and cyber security features required for safety-critical ATM operations, including multi-level redundancy.

“We are pleased to be providing this solution to ADM Aéroports de Montréal in order to enhance airspace operations as well as to support NAV CANADA in its role.” 

The Frequentis X10 voice communication system (VCS) is designed for the operation of virtualised and traditional airspace environments. Using an agile service-oriented architecture based on MosaiX multi-redundancy concepts, the X10 can integrate with other systems and offers the flexibility to adjust its capacity based on demand. With the natively implemented multi-redundancy methods, the X10 utilises two independent IP networks for exceptional redundancy and voice quality on air-ground connections though parallel audio. 

Vincent Cormier, Apron controller for ADM said, “Frequentis X10 is intuitive, easy to operate, and makes it easy to train other controllers. Its functionality suits ADM’s needs and works as expected. Support from the Frequentis project team was excellent, working resiliently to resolve any challenges that came up during the installation and execution of the Site Acceptance Test (SAT).” 

AMS/SGAT tower at Montréal–Trudeau International Airport YUL (Image: ADM Aéroports de Montréal)