Both large international and small domestic airports rely heavily on having effective communication to keep things running smoothly. Two-way radios have had a long-standing place in airports due to their ease of use, reliability and their ability to provide instant communication.

With the two-way radio industry evolving at a rapid rate, we can offer extra apps/ features to ensure everyone within the airport is safe and secure. Apps such as lone worker and man down not only help to decrease accident rates but also gives workers peace of mind when working individually or as part of a team.

Airports are often large, busy town-like places, full of people working in different sectors. Two-way radios are used in all areas of airports including airport management, engineering, airlines, retail, catering and security teams.

Clear, reliable and effective two-way radio communication of both voice and data between diverse teams in an airport is not just important, it is mission critical to operational efficiency, business continuity, safety and security. Due to the large scale of airports, the number of departments you need to communicate with is vast! Here are just a few that need 24/7 communication:

  • Airport management
  • Airlines
  • Airline agents
  • Ground services
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Retail stores
  • Transfer services
  • Baggage and handling
  • Cleaning services
  • Border control
  • Security teams
  • Safety teams
  • Fire & rescue services on site
  • And many more…

It is with this demand that we have built a valuable amount of case studies within the aviation industry. Our experience and ever-growing knowledge reassures customers when contacting us for their two-way radio solution.

The range of two-way radios we offer to this industry is vast! We cater for all budgets and requirements and offer an extensive range of accessories. The radios we offer give a rugged and durable solution to cope with the harshest conditions,  offering full site coverage. We also offer radios that are dust resistant and waterproof which are extremely popular within this sector to extend equipment life. 

At DTS we offer site surveys for all industries. Contact our sales team for further information about these and the above!

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Motorola DP4801e

The feature-rich DP4801e radio is the ultimate device for those working at airports. With IP68 rating for dust and liquid ingress and up to 28 hours battery life, you can remain connected and in control no matter where your job takes you or how long your shift is! The DP4801e also has a keypad (for one-to-one radio/telephone calling) and can be enabled with a vast array of advanced features including indoor positioning, man-down and Wi-Fi integration. 

Icom IC-A120E Airband

DTS cater for those working airside too. We provide an array of fixed and portable airband radios, accessories and solutions including the reliable and cost-effective Icom IC-A120E. This fixed radio is perfect for desk-mounting or in-vehicle airband communication. DTS have also used the IC-A120E at several airports as an integration tool between airband and ground-based radios (such as Motorola digital radio systems). 



WAVE OnCloud is a Push-to-Talk (PTT) service that connects phones, computers and radios together — all while making the most of your existing resources, systems and investments. Because it lives in the cloud, WAVE OnCloud is inherently cost effective. 

MotoTRBO Capacity Max

Communication within airports is truly mission-critical and Motorola’s Capacity Max trunking platform shines in every aspect of this requirement. The evolution of analogue MPT1327 analogue trunking systems still prevalent in many airports today, Capacity MAX offers priority calling levels, call queuing and many more high-end features. Supporting up-to 250 sites with up to 3000 users per site, it’s no wonder Capacity MAX is becoming the network of choice for many UK and European airports. 

TRBOnet Plus

Having a good communication platform for your airport means nothing if you don’t have control over it. Motorola’s TRBOnet PLUS software application allows you to harness and make the most of your airport’s Motorola digital radio system, putting the power back in your hands. Contact groups, individuals or everyone on your system with a push of a button. Handle emergencies such a lone-worker alarms via the intuitive user interface. See the location of your team as the carry out their day-to-day jobs and coordinate them for emergency response. Integrate Smartphones, airband radios, fire alarms, building management systems, email, telephony… the list is nearly endless! 

WAVE and British Airways

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world's leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport, and flies to almost 200 destinations in over 75 countries.

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