New centralized system for recording and replay of voice and digital information
In 2014 in BULATSA’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centers was put into operation a new centralized system for recording and replay of voice and digital information – RICOCHET.
RICOCHET provides technical functionality for recording and replay of all communication channels related to the operational activities for ATS provision. The system supports recordings of all audio data formats: analog, digital, VoIP, with no limitation of the number of the recorded channels and provides continuous recording 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
The system which was put into operation in BULATSA has the necessary capacity to store the information specified in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements regarding the recording and replay systems in the ATC Centres.
Each centre is equipped with subsystems for replay, whose main function is investigation of aviation occurrences and recreation of the actions of the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) with the purpose of analyzing non-routine situations. This is directly related to ensuring safety and providing high quality Air Navigation Services and therefore the high grade of the chosen equipment is of significant importance.
RICOCHET is manufactured by the Norwegian company JOTRON AS. With its 45-year history on the international market, the company is an undisputed leader in the area of synchronous recording and replay at the centres for air traffic management.
The expected life cycle of the system software exceeds 15 years and during that period no significant expenses will be incurred for its hardware modernization.