Jersey Airport Contingency ATC Facility

Customer:
Ports of Jersey, Jersey Airport

Description:
System Design and installation of fully IP connected Air Traffic Control Contingency Facility

Date:
July 2017

Systems Supplied:
Voice Control and Communication System
Voice Recorder
Emergency Radio
Master Clock
Status Monitor
AFTN

Jersey Airport’s Business Continuity Plan required a resilient operational capability to mitigate the effects of a catastrophic event in the existing ATC Building. In such an emergency its new ATC Contingency Facility will allow Radar Services to be provided in the Channel Islands Airspace with minimal interruption from within a building close to the airport.

Ports of Jersey turned to SIL to deliver this ‘turnkey’ project that included an ATC Operations Room and Equipment Room. The whole project was managed by SIL through to full operational approval by the Channel Islands Director of Civil Aviation as a Contingency Facility in 2017.

SIL were involved from the project’s inception by providing full system design. The Contingency Facility is unique in the UK being a fully IP connected system, and proposes to be one of the first true ‘Digital Tower’ concepts to go into operation in the UK.

The SIL project team ran the equipment procurement process, writing and issuing specifications and jointly evaluating multiple tenders along with the Jersey Airport management team.  SIL’s highly skilled installation team installed the state-of-the-art systems, on time and in budget.

Following this major investment by Ports of Jersey they can now manage air traffic, provide meteorological services and oversee the management of communication and navigation services within Channel Islands Airspace. In June 2017 it was the first airport in the world to receive the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Air Navigation Service Provider Certificate following and award ceremony at the joint US Federal Aviation and EASA Safety Conference.

 

For more information regarding the ATC Contingency Facility or any of the products used in our Jersey project, then please contact our expert team today using our enquiry form or call +44(0)1483 267 066

Reference

Jersey Airport
St Peter
Jersey
JE1 1BY
Channel Islands

Contact:
Mr Mick Rabet
Air Traffic Engineering
Phone: +44(0)1534 446131