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2906, 2016

New Emergency VCS for Luton Airport

Cyrrus has assisted London Luton Airport Operations Limited to successfully transition their new Emergency Voice Communications System into operation. The system includes a new MEP TCS990 switch, along with Park Air Systems T6 transceivers.  Cyrrus was engaged to define the technical and process requirements and evaluate potential supplier responses. Following the selection NATS Services Limited, Cyrrus undertook the management of the supplier and provided oversight for the Airport through to operational handover. The system successfully entered operational service in June 2016.

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1905, 2016

Cyrrus awarded another European Patent – Mode-S Code Conflict Detection System

We are proud to announce that Cyrrus has been awarded another European Patent for technology designed to solve an ongoing Aviation problem.  Cyrrus has developed a stand-alone radar performance monitor which continuously examines radar performance and alerts the operator to coverage issues and Mode-S code conflicts.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 262/2009 lays down the requirements for the coordinated allocation and use of Mode S interrogator codes for the single European sky. Article 7 of The Regulation requires Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) to implement a means of monitoring and detection of interrogator code conflicts. Cyrrus patented technology provides a methodology for the implementation of a monitoring system for Mode S code conflict detection and monitoring to allow ANSPs to comply with Article 7 without modification to the radar or radar data processing systems.

Contact us if you would like us to know more about this technology solution.

1605, 2016

Cyrrus staff continue to update their skills

Cyrrus has recently hosted a course in the use of the Ohio University Navaids Performance Prediction Model (OUNPPM), at its Thirsk office.

OUNPPM is a computer simulation and modelling tool for Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), VHF Omni-Range (VOR), and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). The tool is used for system design and for safeguarding, and enables Cyrrus staff to determine the performance of these navigation systems in the presence of objects and terrain.

While Cyrrus has been using OUNPPM for several years, this course introduced our staff to a completely new Java based software package with improved functionality. This will enable us to provide an enhanced safeguarding and system design service to our customers.

The course was presented by Dr Simbo Odunaiya from Ohio University.

1305, 2016

Cyrrus achieve CAA accreditation for IFP Design

Cyrrus Ltd are pleased to announce that as of 30th March 2016, we are now a UK CAA accredited Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) Design Organisation.

Liam Clarke and Sam Shuttlewood have undergone an extensive training regime during the last three years from world recognized organisations and have demonstrated their understanding and competency to gain this accreditation.

The certification enables us to design IFPs for use in UK Airspace, in accordance with the current edition of ICAO Doc. 8168 Voll II and any notified UK differences, and enables us to design IFPs based on both conventional aircraft navigation techniques and area (RNAV) navigation techniques. Cyrrus can also review all existing Instrument Flight Procedures including Conventional and ILS.


1105, 2016

CAA consults on a revised Airspace Change Process

Having commissioned a review of their Airspace Change Process, the CAA have released a stakeholder consultation on a proposed change to the CAP725 process.  The driver for change is the optimisation of the process in a bid to ensure that all stakeholders are adequately consulted as part of a transparent, proportionate activity.  Cyrrus are currently reviewing the consultation document and will be commenting on it in due course.  The consultation closes on 15 June 2016 and the full consultation document can be downloaded at the following link: