This article first appeared in the Airport Industry-News Magazine Issue 1 2023.
Air traffic synchronisation solutions and advanced decision-support tools are contributing to a sustainable future for the aviation industry. Frank Köhne, member of Frequentis ATM Executive Board, explains how.
How is Frequentis contributing to a greener future within the aviation industry?
Frank Köhne: The aviation industry faces a significant challenge in meeting net zero targets by 2050, with aviation fuel being a major emissions contributor. Our high-performance traffic synchronisation solutions are designed to enhance air traffic management (ATM) and airport operations and reduce emissions by optimising runway utilisation. By supplying air traffic controllers (ATCOs) with advanced decision-support tools, we enable more efficient management of flights, thus reducing the need for prolonged holding patterns and taxi times. These operational improvements directly translate to significant reductions in fuel burn and emissions – contributing to a greener future for aviation.
Could you provide an example of these solutions and how they provide benefits?
FK: Our Arrival Manager (AMAN) and Departure Manager (DMAN) are pivotal for enhanced flight efficiency. AMAN supports controllers by efficiently Supporting ATCOs with decision-making support tools, can provide significant fuel reductions streaming arrivals into Terminal Manoeuvring Areas (TMAs), reducing airborne stacking and enabling fuel-efficient operations. This approach extends to enroute controllers, optimising flights and speeds before descent, curbing inefficient flight profiles. Similarly, DMAN improves slot adherence and departure sequences, lessening holding and taxi times. Both solutions significantly contribute to reducing fuel burn and emissions. An example is our Integrated AMAN/ DMAN (IAD) solution, deploying in a ‘world first’ at Singapore Changi Airport, amplifying ATCO decisionmaking, maximising runway use and saving fuel.
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Frequentis has been selected by SANS to explore how data analytics can be utilised in order to optimise its air traffic management.
National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) of Egypt will implement Frequentis’ VCS to enhance the country’s aviation infrastructure.
Airways New Zealand Ltd (Airways) has again selected Frequentis' message handling system for the modernisation of its existing network.
Frequentis’ innovative X10 VCS has been selected to enhance airspace communication at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada.
Frequentis Comsoft will provide additional support for EUROCONTROL’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) Surveillance Tracker and Server (ARTAS).
Oro Navigacija has selected Frequentis's UTM solution to allow the safe and efficient introduction of drones into Lithuanian airspace.
GANS and ATRiCS, a member of the Frequentis Group, have delivered operational and safety benefits to Abu Dhabi Airports.
Frequentis will provide Air Traffic Control Services Ltd. with two voice communication systems for Liverpool airport in the North of England.
The Korean Airport Cooperation has successfully put the Aeronautical Message Handling (AMHS) switch from Frequentis Comsoft into operation.
Airport data management leaders FREQUENTIS’ order intake has exceeded EUR 400 million for the first time in the company's history.
FREQUENTIS is leading an artificial intelligence research project to enhance remote digital tower safety and efficiency.
Avinor, Frequentis, and Norwegian Air Ambulance have been awarded for the safe and effective integration of drones into traditional airspace.
FREQUENTIS AG and LVNL have extended their Integrated Tower solution at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to increase efficiency.
Airservices Australia has selected Frequentis for a continent-wide solution for its Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service.
The Government of Honduras presents the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) solution, Quadrant, by Frequentis AG.
FREQUENTIS is providing Austro Control with a new IT-Based Voice Communication System for Schwechat Tower, Vienna.
ENAIRE is upgrading 14 contingency voice communication systems across nine different locations in Spain with help from Frequentis.
An Advanced Aviation Message Handling System (AMHS) from Frequentis has been put into operation in ASECNA member countries.
Frequentis Comsoft has deployed an Enhanced Message Handling System for Argentinian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) EANA.
Massimo Garbini, Frequentis ATM executive Board Member, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Tower has been replaced by a new tower fitted with an integrated digital tower solution from Frequentis.
The Frequentis voice and data gateway, VCX-IP, has evolved significantly since its initial development around two decades ago.
C4i Pty Ltd, member of the Frequentis Group, has provided its VOICE C2 voice over IP (VoIP) VCS for the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) Guardian project.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force is replacing three end of life voice communication systems (VCS), selecting the Frequentis secure VCS.
Slovenia Control, ANSP for Slovenia, has selected Frequentis to upgrade the software of its Safety Nets for area and terminal control.
Airservices Australia has contracted Frequentis for a Bypass Voice Communication System to be used in the new Civil Military Air Traffic Management System.
The Moroccan Airports Authority, ONDA entrusts Frequentis Comsoft to upgrade their message handling and switching capability.
SENEAM, the Air Navigation Service Provider of Mexico, has selected a turnkey VSAT network solution from Frequentis, in cooperation with ND Satcom.
French Air Navigation Service Provider, DSNA has selected Frequentis to supply its state-of-the-art Remote Digital Tower (RDT) solution in France.
Fintraffic Air Navigation Services (ANS) Ltd has enhanced its air traffic surveillance capability with a WAM system from Frequentis Comsoft.
Frequentis and Metron Aviation will cooperate on projects of mutual interest in the fields of air traffic flow, arrival and departure management solutions.
Düsseldorf Airport has extended the use of their departure manager after seven successful years using the system in Düsseldorf’s A-CDM implementation.
ICAO and the MEVA III Member States have contracted Frequentis to continue the management of its satellite network services until 2025.
Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has selected Frequentis to upgrade its existing VCS and modernise its air traffic control (ATC) tower operation.
The Directorate National of Civil Aviation in Uruguay (DINACIA) has selected Frequentis to upgrade its ATS Message Handling System (AMHS).
Frequentis' IP network solution has been extended to the second Malaysian Flight Information Region (FIR) to encompass the rest of Malaysia.
Naviair, the ANSP of Denmark, will replace its current backup ATM system with a PRISMA backup solution from Frequentis Comsoft.
With its strong technologies, innovative capability, and systematic internationalisation, Frequentis is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Developed within the framework of SESAR, a prototype remote control tower was set up and tested by Frequentis and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Papua New Guinea's NiuSky Pacific Limited has selected Frequentis to further improve their critical network infrastructure.
Frequentis and T-Systems are pooling their aviation expertise in a partnership for the digitisation of airports around the world.
Frequentis and the FAA recently completed installation of the 201st ATC VCS in a replacement program that has been running since 2004.
The annual World ATM Congress has recognised the arrival manager (AMAN) system from Frequentis Orthogon in its annual awards.
Frequentis Orthogon and Micro Nav will offer the next generation of simulation controller working position (SimCWP) to aid ATCO training.
The Demand Capacity Balancer extends the airport operations planning horizon by accurately forecasting demand, capacity and performance metrics.
Frequentis is successfully implementing three VCS systems for Ports of Jersey, supporting main, contingency and emergency operation systems.
The former L3Harris Orthogon, the air traffic optimisation leader based in Bremen, Germany, will now operate as Frequentis Orthogon.
Fraport Slovenia has selected Frequentis to enhance aeronautical data quality (ADQ) at Ljubljana airport with its solution, smartADQ.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) will enhance pilot information services with Frequentis digital ATIS.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Chile has deployed AMHS from Frequentis Comsoft, increasing its communication capability.
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), has commissioned the installation of a voice communication system (VCS) to replace the airports legacy system.
Frequentis has been selected to commision the Frequentis’ VCS3020X at the backup air traffic control centre of the Hong Kong Airport.
Frequentis and HENSOLDT sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on integrated counter drone solutions for airports.
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