Zaragoza, March, 11th 2021.
Gautam Buddha International Airport has become the second airport in Nepal to deploy a TETRA system. The mission critical communications solution, built on Teltronic’s infrastructure NEBULA, is part of the airport’s wider infrastructure upgrade. When complete this will ensure the airport is classed as Nepal’s second international airport, able to ease the burden on Tribhuvan.
The TETRA network will allow the airport to respond to the pressure of moving passengers, luggage and cargo at the airport site, improving both efficiency and safety. It will also enable coordination between the airport’s security and operational teams for everyday operations and, where necessary, emergency response.
The purchasing team at Gautam Buddha were convinced of the need to deploy a TETRA network to ensure that coverage was achieved throughout the entire airport site, including runways, covered walkways, passenger areas, cargo areas, hangars, underground areas and parking.
Engineer Pravin Neupane, Deputy Director of the National Pride Project within the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said: “The development of a reliable, robust critical communications system is crucial to our development of Gautam Buddha Airport as an international standard airport. We are delighted with the deployment as a part of the airport’s upgrade to help our security staff run a safe, efficient operation.”
The solution includes Sepura SC20 hand held radios, providing the airport’s security and operations team with the standard of secure, robust, reliable communications devices required to safely manage operations.
Sepura’s regional partner in Nepal – Mahavir Shree International P Ltd – delivered the solution to the airport’s operational and security teams. “By adopting Sepura’s SC20 radios, airport staff will benefit from the robust design, crystal clear audio and class-leading coverage capability, making the radio suitable for those working across the airport in security roles and those working in noisy airside locations,” said Shiv Prakash Khemka, Director of Mahavir Shree International Pvt. Ltd.
The SC20 has the advantage of being able to connect to the airport’s secure Wi-FI network, enabling future upgrades through Sepura’s AppSPACE applications environment. When required, radio fleet administrators will be able to deploy bespoke applications directly onto the SC20 to automate and streamline essential processes.