[Satnews] Air traffic control centers in 16 airports scattered throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. now have a state-of-the-art communications system and critical, around-the-clock monitoring and support, thanks to the comprehensive engineering, infrastructure and project management solution provided by NewCom International, a SpeedCast Group Company.
The communications system overhaul was commissioned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency created to oversee the safety and uniformity of air traffic control centers, to ensure that all sixteen airports—many located on small islands throughout the Caribbean—were equipped with the most advanced, standardized communications and monitoring system available.
Comsoft, a Germany-based company specializing in advanced communications technology for the air traffic control industry that was recently acquired by Frequentis, selected NewCom as its partner for the large-scale project because of the broad ranges of services the company provides.
It was the kind of challenge on which NewCom, which specializes in technology integrations, engineering and project management solutions for complex government and business communications projects, thrives. Now, nine months after facilitating the design, installation and activation of the new air traffic control communications system, NewCom has become an integral part of the ongoing operations. Along with providing the first level of support for the air traffic control centers, NewCom facilitates all associated logistics, including storing spare equipment and overseeing shipping and inventory.