Istanbul new airport ATC Tower

The NEXEDGE system at Istanbul New Airport

The first phase of the Istanbul New Airport (Istanbul Yeni Havalimani) project is complete on 29th October 2018, it will feature the world’s largest single terminal, measuring 1.3 million m2 (14 million ft2) and a capacity of 90 million passengers per year.

Istanbul new airport ATC Tower

LTFM Istanbul New Airport Airport

Istanbul new airport ATC Tower

Location Information for LTFM

  • Coordinates: N41°16.52′ / E28°45.12′
  • Elevation is 325.0 feet MSL.
  • Magnetic Variation is 5° East

Nearby Navigation Aids

ID Name Freq Radial / Range
UHM ISTANBUL 108.25 144° 2.4
UHL ISTANBUL 110.00 132° 3.0
IST ISTANBUL 112.50 346° 19.0
CEK CEKMECE 114.60 026° 19.0
ID Name Freq Bearing / Range
IS ISTANBUL 396 163° 13.3
ST ISTANBUL 340 167° 18.9
CEK CEKMECE 328 206° 19.0
ES ISTANBUL 380 166° 19.1

Istanbul new airport ATC Tower

The NEXEDGE system at Istanbul New Airport

As with everything that relates to Istanbul New Airport, the sheer numbers are large while the attention to detail is microscopic.

The single site, trunked 64-channel voice and data enabled system will serve 250 user groups within a coverage area in excess of 3.5 million m2.

The key user groups include:
► Airport management
► Airline agents
► Ground services
► Flight and cabin crew
► Engineering
► Construction
► Maintenance
► In-flight catering
► In-terminal retail and catering
► Hotels
► Car Parks
► Transfer services
► Baggage handling
► Cleaning services
► Freight handling
► Border control
► Security teams
► Safety teams


To ensure continuity of service availability to the 4,500 users connected to the system, it features redundancy at core switch-server, control-channel and site levels and is controlled by the KENWOOD KAS-20 AVL and Dispatch software suite along with TASSTA and DEKBERA applications.

In addition, Avrasya will provide the airport’s Electronic Systems team with 24/7 support from its technical office and 3 dedicated engineers.

 System Details


System: KENWOOD NEXEDGE 2nd Generation
Type: Trunked
Technology: Digital
Channel Access: 6.25 kHz FDMA
Air Interface Protocol: NXDN
Antennas: 350 indoor and 20 outdoor

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