Tests of the uninterruptible power supply successfully completed
Skyguide conducted extensive tests on two nights in January to verify the robustness and reliability of the power supply facilities at its Geneva operations centre. The last of these two tests was conducted in the night of 24 to 25 of January and proved an unqualified success.
Ensuring the safety and reliability of civil and military flight operations at all times is a key component of Skyguide’s mission and mandate. To do so, Skyguide requires continuous round-the-clock power supplies for all its safety-relevant systems – even in the event of an outage of the external power network. This is ensured at Skyguide through the company’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS) facility, which uses batteries and emergency generators to take over the provision of electrical power if the main external supply fails.