TETRA radio communications for airports

Radio comms for airports

How to achieve better operations at airports

The number of air passengers is on the rise. The volume of air cargo is increasing. Energy, staff costs and competition: up, up, up. And security challenges continue to grow.

Digital radio communications can improve the efficiency of airport operations even in this difficult environment.

The solution: Claricor® TETRA system


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Discover the many airports around the world that are already using secure radio communication solutions to work more effectively and safely —


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Guide: 5 things you need to know when investing in a new radio communications network

Are you planning to buy a new radio system?

Be sure to look at five key things related to the investment. This is your guide for it:

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What about your day-to-day operations 

Do not make a shortsighted choice for your new radio communication system. Instead, consider five important things that can affect your everyday operations. Ask five questions this guide explains them.

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Guide: 5 things you need to know when choosing a solution for secure radio communications

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How an airport should move to LTE the professional way?

Learn how an airport can adopt the hybrid network model and secure its existing investments in communications.

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TETRA in a smartphone?

Smartphones and other smart devices are so common today that there have to be ways to include their users also in professional operations.

Special solutions from Airbus Defence and Space now make it possible 


Bring push-to-talk to smart devices


How your organization can benefit from digital radio communications:


Streamline operations

Running a major airport requires communications just as a big event does — the Olympic Games, maybe — but every day, day in, day out.

Serve your airports' complex radio communication needs with Virtual Private Networks. Your many different airport user groups can each have the experience of using their own private network.

Save money

Minimize the the costs of your project. The professional mobile radio network at Aéroports de Paris is a successful case of reducing initial and operating costs.

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Manage flights

Busy airports manage hundreds of flights a day, each requiring dozens of employees to communicate with each other.

With a modern radio network, dispatchers can set up temporary talk groups for each flight, remotely over the air. 

A person serving several flights can follow communications in all her groups by using the priority-scanning feature on her TETRA radio.

Improve security

Radio networks from Airbus Defence and Space offer dozens of security features that help airports meet their security requirements, including:

  • Emergency call
  • Radio terminal and network authentication
  • Air-interface encryption
  • End-to-end encryption

Solutions and products

Claricor® for smart communications

Claricor radio communication system is the smart choice for airport installations.

  • Claricor is very compact in size 
  • It sets up quickly
  • It still packs the punch of a full-sized system.

Claricor can be easily expanded as the needs grow.

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TETRA radios

Whatever the job or situation at the airport, there is a radio that is up to the task.

When your organization uses both a TETRA radio system and TETRA radios delivered by Airbus DS, you can benefit from a number of synergies.

Airbus TETRA radios

Tactilon Dabat -
Smart. Strong. Secure.

Tactilon Dabat is more than a smartphone. Tactilon Dabat is more than a PMR radio.

Tactilon Dabat is world’s first - a smartphone and a full TETRA radio in one device.




Did you know?

In 2014, more than 1,000,000,000 passengers travelled through airports that have adopted digital TETRA/Tetrapol radios (Click to tweet!)

More than 3,000 users at Paris airports share the radio comms system — and its cost (Click to tweet!)

Digital TETRA serves around 7,000 users at Beijing airport (Click to tweet!)

Special applications for digital airports

Applications can be tailor-made for airport use too, when the radios support Java - like Airbus radios do. 


Task management made easy

ROCS, the Role Oriented Communication System from Mentura Group lets users make a call by using the flight number and the person’s role, without knowing their name or radio number. Discover how Düsseldorf airport uses the solution: 

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Smartphones in professional operations

Tactilon Agnet is an app for smart devices. It lets you use a push-to-talk button on a smartphone and communicate in a TETRA talk group.

This way, the people vital to an operation can be connected. Even when they use different devices and technologies.

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