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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Chile (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil – DGAC) has deployed aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) from Frequentis Comsoft, increasing its communication capability and fully supporting the ICAO basic and extended AMHS service profiles. The solution replaces the countries previous AMHS.
Frequentis Comsoft’s Aeronautical Integrated Data Exchange Agent – Next Generation (AIDA-NG) was designed in close cooperation with leading air navigation service providers (ANSPs). The solution for DGAC Chile consists of one complete operational, redundant, system and one training system, at two different DGAC sites in Santiago de Chile.
“Airspace communication is vital for safe air traffic management and we are pleased to have placed our trust in the expertise of Frequentis Comsoft, with a message handling system that is in operation in over 60 countries worldwide. The very demanding schedule was achieved, without any delays for the delivery. Since the system was put into operation it has proved to be very reliable, enhancing our message handling capabilities,” said a spokesman for the AMHS project team at DGAC Chile.
Chile, in Latin America, is over 5,500 kilometers (3,418 miles) long and Chile’s air traffic services (ATS) are responsible for a huge part of the southern Pacific and Antarctic airspace. The region has prioritized communication, navigation and surveillance upgrades in recent decades and is proud of its excellent safety records.