Rohde & Schwarz, the German radiocommunications specialist, has won one of its largest civil aviation orders for air traffic control (ATC) applications in Colombia. The state-owned air traffic control organization AeroCivil has ordered a total of 152 R&S Series4200 radios, which means that Rohde & Schwarz will serve the entire Bogotá flight information region at 20 locations.

The radios ensure reliable ground-air communications for both passenger and transport aircraft. The order includes the delivery and installation of the radios as well as a regular service check at six-month intervals. Andres Betancourt, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Colombia, stated, "We have been collaborating with Colombian air traffic control for more than 15 years. This order is proof of our trusting cooperation."

The R&S Series4200 is the most advanced generation of stationary radios for civil and military air traffic control. In addition to outstanding RF characteristics, the radios offer a large variety of possible configurations for optimal adaptation to specific customer applications. Essential functions are software-based so that new performance features can easily be implemented through software upgrades. The R&S Series4200, which is based on the latest international standards, provides VoIP functionality and VDL2 for reliable ground-air data communications. These features make the radios economical and ready for the future, which was a key criterion for Colombian AeroCivil’s decision in favor of Rohde & Schwarz.