Three new Chinese cities rely on Airbus’s secure communication technology for their metro lines

Published: 7 May, 2020


Elancourt, 6th May 2020 - Airbus will provide secure Tetra communication technology for three new customers in China. Recently, the cities of Taiyuan, Luoyang and Xi’An signed contracts with Airbus, who is known in the region for supplying state-of-the-art and reliable equipment for metro lines. To date, over 100 Chinese metro lines have been equipped with Airbus Tetra secure communication solutions.

The city of Taiyuan, capital of the Shanxi province in Northern China, will receive a Tetra communication system composed of Taira Servers, TB3 base stations for high quality network coverage, TH1n slim and lightweight terminals, and TMR880i mobile radios for the Taiyuan Metro Line 2. This metro line is the city’s very first.

Airbus will also provide Luoyang’s Metro Line1 with a Tetra Taira Sever and TB3 base stations as well as TH9 handhelds and TMR880i radios. It is also the very first metro line in China to be equipped with Airbus’s rugged TH9 handheld radio.

Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi Province and city of over 8 million inhabitants, will receive communications technology comprising of a Tetra Taira Sever, TB3 base stations, and TH1n and TMR880i terminals for the Metro Line 5.

“We are proud to gain the trust of three new customers in China” says Marko Tiesmaki, Head of the Asia-Pacific Region for Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “The new contracts confirm our leading position in the transportation market. Our customers know that they can rely on secure and reliable technology and our support at any time.” Tiesmaki adds.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. 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 business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries.

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