JFK acquires voice and data services for airport ground support staff
28 May 2015
Rockwell Collins has partnered with PowerTrunk to install the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) platform at New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The TETRA platform will equip the airport with a range of telephone-like voice and data services for clear connectivity together with enhanced voice clarity for radio communication, improved radio frequency spectrum efficiency for supporting multiple simultaneous conversations and an open standard to accommodate new technologies. The initiative is a part of the airport’s effort to upgrade to Rockwell’s Arinc GLOBALink network, helping air crews to communicate and exchange vital information with airline ramp area personnel, airline passenger services, ground handlers, terminal security teams and airport ground support staff seamlessly without interruption. Arinc GLOBALink comprises data link messaging solutions, flight crew security and mobility services along with aircraft tracking and weather applications and has been in use at JFK since 2001. This is the second collaboration between the two companies. Previously, Rockwell Collins and PowerTrunk had joined forces to install TETRA at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), CA, in the first deployment of the technology at a North American airport.