Lte | 2020-06-09

ESN Awards Contracts to Aviation Services for Testing of 4G A2G & ACS

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The UK Home Office has awarded both Specialist Aviation Services and Gama Aviation contracts to complete Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPED) testing on several Emergency Services aircraft in-line with its delivery of the new Emergency Services

ESN is the next generation of critical communications for the 3 Emergency Services and other user organisations, and an element of ESN is the development of a 4G LTE Air to Ground (A2G) network and Aircraft Communication System (ACS).

TPED contracts facilitate the carrying out of early Electro-Magnetic Compatibility testing on Emergency Services aircraft in preparation for ACS installation.

The Home Office has engaged both Specialist Aviation Services and Gama Aviation to complete this testing on a number of different aircraft to gain approval from EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency).

Both contracts have been awarded from April 2020 – April 2021.

Picture: Coutesey of ESN