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Aruba leads D-ATIS in the Caribbean

21 March 2016

STRSpeechTech Ltd. has finished the installation of a new StarCaster® ATIS System at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba. The new system replaces the previous StarCaster ATIS system which was installed in 2007 and ran for nine years without error.

The new StarCaster ATIS system provided to Air Navigation Services Aruba NV (ANSA NV) offers the ability to generate ATIS messages simultaneously in text form for data link transmission alongside voice ATIS broadcasts. The provision of ATIS messages via data link, often referred to as DATIS, allows pilots with ACARSequipped aircraft to more rapidly and easily retrieve information necessary prior to initial contact with air traffic control.

"Data link ATIS is rapidly becoming the standard for many airports around the world," said STR President and CEO, Craig Dickson. "The use of DATIS means that controllers and pilots do not have to rely strictly on voice frequencies, particularly when these frequencies are congested. To that end, we are pleased that ANSA has decided to be the first to provide DATIS within the Caribbean."

ANSA, too, confirm they are pleased with the upgrades to their system and look forward to providing the extra level of service for aircraft arriving at or departing from Aruba.

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