Park Air Systems

We might have half a century of experience but we never stand still.

We’ve been providing ground to air communication solutions around the globe since the 1960's, leading from the front the ever-increasing change of pace. Our market-leading Sapphire solution combines product, system design, maintenance and training with our online Customer Portal to offer our customers a fully integrated solution.

Today our highly dependable VHF/UHF radio systems solutions are used in some of the world’s most remote locations, some of its busiest airports at national air traffic control installations in many countries. 

We develop solutions working hand in hand with our clients: in delivering unrivalled quality and reliability, collaboration and partnership are key.

We invest heavily in innovation, technology and people using a holistic model that gives our customers peace of mind.

Because we have an installed base in over 180 countries, we know your challenges. Not least the challenge maintaining and safeguarding communications, especially when making the transfer to IP based technology. As a consequence, a vital focus of our current work is cyber-security, protecting aviation communication networks from the growing threat of an online attack.

Our cutting-edge security solutions and unrivalled expertise, backed up by Northrop Grumman’s 30 years of cyber proficiency, makes us a trusted partner in testing and protecting our clients’ networks.

Park Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest security companies.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernisation to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximised cost efficiencies. The security solutions we provide help secure freedoms for our nation as well as those of our allies.

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Case Studies

Leading the way in VoIP capability for air traffic control

As telecommunications service providers around the world prepare to replace analogue networks with internet protocol (IP) alternatives, the air traffic management industry is proactively responding.
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Placing datalink centre stage

​Datalink services are a key technology for the transformation of the global ATM system, enabling the exchange of digital information between aircraft and the ground.
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Helping Dublin Airport to recover from a lightning strike

Park Air engineers responded quickly to a system failure at Dublin Airport, repairing 20 damaged transmitters in just 26 hours.
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Imperial War Museum Duxford upgrades to VoIP

​Visitors to Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford enjoy the heritage and tradition of this Second World War airfield. But behind the scenes, the ground-to-air infrastructure is built around a 21st Century solution from Northrop Grumman.​
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A History of Park Air
Park Air Founder
Fred Parker
1966
1966 Fred Parker
Sky Bandit
Transistor Radio launched
(converted FM transistor radio for airplane spotters)
1968
1968 Sky Bandit Transistor Radio
1200TX 25W VHF Transmitter and 1200R Receiver
launched
1975
1300TR Transceiver
launched
1978
1978 1000 R Receiver
3000 Series Defence Radios
launched
1988
1988 3000 Series Transceiver
First Partners'
Conference
1990
1990 Parkair
5000 Series Transmitter and Receiver
launched
1993
Multi-Access Remote Control (MARC)
launched
1995
1995 Marc Login
ARINC contract for worlds first VDL-2 programme
1997
One of many NAVCANADA Supplier Excellence Awards
T6 Range
launched
1999
1999 T6Tr
Park Air relocated to current factory
2001
M7 Defence Radio
launched
2005
2005 M7
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
technology incorporated
2010
T6 S3 Radio
launched
Sapphire portfolio
is launched
2014
2014 T6
Park Air Academy & Innovation Suite opened
50th anniversary
Partners’ Conference
2016
2016 Conf
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