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COMMUNICATIONS
sites and provide the required
connectivity. The work also involved
the logistics of getting the equipment to
its destination, installing it and bringing
it online quickly. This was achieved
without any interruption to critical
communications, while complying with
COVID-19 safety protocols through
curfews, roads, and airport closures, all
within a short amount of time.
Category 5 storm Hurricane Iota
did create an additional challenge, as it
devastated the Caribbean islands, parts of
Colombia, and the neighboring nations
of Honduras and Nicaragua. Despite this,
the upgrade was achieved on-schedule
within a matter of months with no
interruptions to existing services.
One of the airports, on the island of
Providencia, suffered so much damage
that it became necessary to rebuild the
control tower before completing the
installation.
As a result of utilizing satellite
connectivity, there was a significant
upgrade in bandwidth and the network
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ability across the 12 sites to work
effectively despite weather conditions
and the surrounding environment.
The satellite solution also increased
the accessibility and reliability of the
network in times of crisis. Despite
the challenges, the network was
significantly improved and within a
short space of time, the airports could
continue to safely knit together the
people, businesses, and institutions of
Colombia.
Looking Ahead
It is important to realize the importance
of satellite connectivity and the benefits
it provides to airports with high
performing, reliable internet services,
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Satellite has the ability to service
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may be little to no infrastructure for
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connectivity so urgently needed to keep
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
Legal Matters
New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
Innovating Airport Operations
TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
Airports by the Thousands
Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 1
July-August_2021 - 2
July-August_2021 - 3
July-August_2021 - 4
July-August_2021 - Inside the Fence
July-August_2021 - Industry Update
July-August_2021 - 7
July-August_2021 - 8
July-August_2021 - 9
July-August_2021 - FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
July-August_2021 - 11
July-August_2021 - Legal Matters
July-August_2021 - 13
July-August_2021 - New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
July-August_2021 - 15
July-August_2021 - 16
July-August_2021 - 17
July-August_2021 - 18
July-August_2021 - 19
July-August_2021 - Innovating Airport Operations
July-August_2021 - 21
July-August_2021 - 22
July-August_2021 - 23
July-August_2021 - 24
July-August_2021 - 25
July-August_2021 - TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
July-August_2021 - 27
July-August_2021 - 28
July-August_2021 - 29
July-August_2021 - PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
July-August_2021 - 31
July-August_2021 - 32
July-August_2021 - Airports by the Thousands
July-August_2021 - 34
July-August_2021 - 35
July-August_2021 - Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
July-August_2021 - 37
July-August_2021 - 38
July-August_2021 - 39
July-August_2021 - Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 41
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