With 1,500 employees at 14 locations, skyguide takes care of air traffic control in Switzerland and neighboring countries. Around 1.2 million civil and military aircraft are guided safely and efficiently through Europe’s most complex airspace.
In 2015, 19 airfields in South Africa were equipped with RHOTHETA RT-1000 ATC radio direction finders (VDF). The project ended successfully in September 2015 with training for the end customer.
In 2016, an RT-1000 MC VDF system was delivered to Leonardo for the ATC project in Dakar/Senegal. The project was successfully completed in January 2017 with the acceptance of Leonardo’s installation by the end customer.
The Swedish Police operates 7 Bell 429 helicopters with RHOTHETA RT-600 A radio direction finder systems. The RT-600 systems ensure that emergency signals can be located quickly in an uncomplicated manner.
RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH has been supplying the Civil Air Patrol in the USA with RT-600 A Direction Finder systems since the year 2000. The CAP is responsible for overland SAR throughout the United States, making a valuable contribution to rescue operations and disaster response.
Since 2019, we have been using the RHOTHETA RT-400 portable radio direction finding system to conduct search and rescue missions at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport. Compared to our old devices, the RT-400 halves the search time for a downed plane. This is a revolution and makes us much more efficient in rescuing passengers near an airport.