Airbus continues its growth in the Chinese metro market with its secure communications technology

Published: 7 December, 2020
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Beijing, 7th December 2020 – Airbus continues its development in China and signs seven new contracts to provide secure communications technology and infrastructures to metro lines in four different cities.

The Chinese cities of Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, and Hefei turn once again to Airbus to provide a secure and reliable Tetra communications system and equipment such as TB3 base stations, TMR880i mobile radios, TH9 terminals, and Airbus Tetra Taira servers.

For Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian province, Airbus will provide a Tetra communication system and equipment to cover the city’s metro Line 5. Fuzhou metro lines 1 and 2 are already equipped with Airbus Tetra communication systems, respectively in operation since 2016 and 2019. In addition, Airbus deploys the Tetra communication system for Fuzhou metro line 6 which is planned to be put in operation in 2021.

Airbus will also provide three new metro lines in Zhengzhou city (Lines 3, 6, and 10) with Tetra systems composed of a Taira server, TB3 base stations, handheld TH9 and TH1n terminals and TMR880i mobile radios. Five operating metro lines (Lines 1, 2, 5, 14 and the Chengjiao Line) of the Henan Province capital already benefit from Airbus Tetra systems which ensure the metro lines’ daily operations.

Airbus Tetra technology and equipment will also be implemented for Chongqing city metro line 9, as well as Hefei’s metro lines 4 and 5, in addition to the existing lines which already use Airbus secure communications technology.

“Despite the unprecedented times we are all facing with the global pandemic, the metro market in China continues to flourish. We are glad to see that Chinese cities are turning to our solutions to ensure the safety of their metro lines. Since they serve millions of passengers every year, they need performant communication solutions,” explains Marko Tiesmaki, Head of the Asia-Pacific region for Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

“Airbus’ renowned technology helps ensure the smooth-running of metro operations on a day-to-day basis and also allows secure and reliable communications between employees and the safe guard of all passengers, at all times” he adds.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Secure Land Communications (

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus programme unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process, and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,185 people in 16 countries.


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