Implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) in Barcelona ACC


Jan. '18OngoingOct. '24

Implementing Partners

Leader: ENAIRE


The Implementing Project consist of the supply in operational status of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) based Voice Communication System in En Route, TMA and simulation/contingency dependencies in Barcelona ACC.
The supply includes Hardware (HW) equipment and Software (SW) development. The system will be redundant and diverse to improve the availability of the current system.

Specific Objectives

The implementing Project aims to:
-Define the overall solution, prepare the calls for tenders, deploy the systems, field tests, operational validation and safety assessments.

Expected results

The following result are expected:
-ENAIRE Voice Communication System in En Route, TMA and simulation/contingency dependencies in Barcelona ACC are EUROCAE compliant.
-The project enables the deploy of Direct Routes (DCT) and Free Route Airspace (FRA) operations

Performance benefits

The Implementation project will have the following performance benefits:

  • Reduction of costs by reusing Internet off the shelf technologies that can be based on standard hardware.

  • Significant benefits generated are identified in the reduced nautical miles flown, which can be translated in less fuel burn, smaller CO2 footprint and shorter flight times.

  • A saving of EN Route ATFM Delays will be possible.

  • A reduction in exploitation and maintenance costs provided by the progressive elimination of dedicated communication links

  • Impact on safety providing enhanced signalization functions.

The Action contributes to the PCP as VoIP deployment represents a critical enabler for the proper implementation of ATM Functionality (AF) 3.1.4 “Management of Dynamic Airspace Configurations”. The Action also contributes to AF Family 3.2.1 - Upgrade of ATM systems (Network Manager, ANSPs, Airspace Users) to support Direct Routings (DCTs) and Free Route Airspace (FRA), Family 3.2.3 - Implement published Direct Routings (DCTs) and Family 3.2.4 - Implement Free Route Airspace.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.1 - Airspace Management and Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace
  • Progress Percentage: 92%