ASECNA, the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, has selected Frequentis’ AMHS to improve message handling in eight African countries. Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau will benefit from an advanced upgrade of their existing legacy AFTN (aeronautical fixed telecom network) messaging service with a fully integrated messaging technology, which allows the harmonized operation of all messaging services in one application.
In this project, ASECNA takes over the central procurement of the AMHS infrastructure for its member countries, including the delivery of eight complete and independent systems. “We are pleased to be adding ASECNA to our list of AMHS references, bringing state-of-the-art airspace communications to the African region. This important infrastructure contract confirms the market leadership of the Frequentis Group in this field,” says Frequentis CEO Norbert Haslacher.
AMHS systems from Frequentis are already in operation in about 90 countries worldwide. The relevant know-how is bundled in the Frequentis Comsoft subsidiary based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Frequentis Comsoft says they have the most integrated and mature AFTN/AMHS solution currently available on the market. With theAMHS system, air messages are transmitted and processed based on the standard for air-ground-ground communication of the International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO (part of the United Nations). These “Notices-to-Airmen” (NOTAMs) contain, for example, flight plans or meteorological data.