Northrop Grumman and Leonardo to update Italian airspace with the Sapphire Portfolio


Northrop Grumman Corporation’s U.K.-based air traffic communications subsidiary, Park Air Systems Limited, in partnership with LEONARDO, through its subsidiary Vitrociset, has been awarded a Radio Replacement contract for ENAV, the Italian provider of civil air traffic services. The agreement is a 5 year contract to replace ground-to-air communications equipment for 46 airports and the supporting en-route infrastructure.

The provision will update existing products to meet the 8.33 kHz channel spacing using the market leading Park Air T6 radio and other products from the Sapphire portfolio. The modernisation will incorporate the requirement to move to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Equipment comprising of both UHF and VHF T6 Radios, antennas, and remote control monitoring systems alongside customer acceptance testing and product training will all be provided by Park Air.

Vitrociset, a Leonardo company and Park Air’s chosen partner, will be responsible for the in territory services and ongoing maintenance support. The contract was awarded thanks to the hard work and partnership of both Vitrociset and Park Air with feedback highlighting the technical expertise and provision for through-life support.

Danny Milligan, managing direct of Park Air, commented “We are proud to work in Partnership with Vitrociset in delivering a solution which will modernise Italian airspace. Our T6 is designed with the future in mind and will be a great asset for ENAV”.

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