MAG deploys Motorola Solutions capacity max at Stansted Airport.
Flexible expansion, extended coverage and reliable, mission-critical communications
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is a leading UK airport group that owns and operates Manchester and London Stansted airports, alongside a significant property portfolio. Collectively MAG airports contributed over £7bn to the UK economy last year, supporting thousands of jobs and serving circa 62 million passengers, with 70 airlines flying to 270 destinations from its hubs; and this number will only grow. MAG supports principles of sustainable development in the aviation industry, striking a balance between economic, social and environmental considerations.
London Stansted Airport is London’s third-busiest airport, currently serving around 28 million passengers a year. Stansted continues to increase passenger numbers, year on year and has longer term aspirations to grow beyond the current 35 million passengers per year planning approval.
MAG decided to upgrade its radio communications networks from analogue to digital at Stansted and Manchester airports. MAG wanted all their airports on the same system, all radio protocols to be identical and features and functions aligned, with the option of connecting the sites in the future. It selected a Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO Capacity Max system to be deployed by industry specialist and long- term Motorola Solutions platinum elite partner Radiocoms. In view of its current growth and the new terminal due to open next year, it was agreed to start the deployment at Stansted.
“Radiocoms has extensive experience deploying radio networks within the airport sector, working with several UK Airports and major Airlines. Airport business is managed by a dedicated team of four engineers, with over 70 years’ experience in the radio communication aviation sector. The transition from analogue to digital was handled very smoothly, with no loss of service, and we rest assured that our Capacity Max system has all the functionality, security and scalability we need to meet our future requirements here at Stansted.”