BAE Systems Filton - Bristol
Renewal of Communications Systems
- Contract Award – December 2007
- Work On Site Commenced – May 2008
- New Systems Approved and In Service - July 2008
- VHF Transmitters and Receivers
- UHF Base Station Radios
- Radio Masts
- Equipment Shelters
- Voice Communication Control Switch
- Voice Recorder
- Radar Recorder
- UPS Systems
- Integrated Remote Status System
- Mixed Fibre and Copper Connectivity
- Safety Case
The contract called for the complete renewal and modernisation of the VCS at BAE Systems Filton Airport, birthplace of Concorde and current home to Airbus UK.
The timescales were extremely demanding with a mere six months available from contract award to completion, the project being driven by a requirement to vacate part of the airfield which had been sold to developers. We undertook this NEC-3 based contract aware that the timescales meant the project would have to be delivered exactly to schedule and required a highly coordinated on site team to ensure a seamless transition into service. The lead-times for key elements of the system demanded on-site work couldn’t begin until eight weeks before project completion date.
The project included all elements of airfield communications systems and featured the use of mixed fibre and copper connectivity. State of the art equipment was installed and seamlessly brought into service thanks to the expertise of the on-site team, excellent transition planning and an exhaustively detailed approach to preparation of the regulatory documentation.
The project was delivered on-time and in budget, despite the exacting timescales. Systems Interface has received accolades with regard to the quality of workmanship, including comments to that effect from NATS-NSL Head of Engineering who visited Filton later in the year.
John Littlewood of BAE Systems said "Despite challenging timescales and some emergent problems through the project, the equipment was installed on time, to budget and scope. This was mainly due to the excellent project management and high levels of professionalism demonstrated by the installation team throughout. Thanks to our experience I would definitly use Systems Interface again for similar installations and would be pleased to recommend them to others".
For more information regarding the VHF communication system, UHF audio communication system or any of the other products used in this project, then please contact our expert team today using our enquiry form or call +44 (0)1483 267 066.