Air Ground Radio Service (AGRS)

Quick Facts

  • Ability to send and receive important information prior to landing or after take-off
  • Communication with airborne aircraft up to 75 miles from airport, depending on antenna
  • Hardware packages support everything from small fixed-base operators to major hub operations

Imagine that your aircraft is 75 miles from its arrival airport, and the flight crew needs to communicate an unforeseen special passenger need. Or perhaps your operations office needs to provide a sudden gate change, or there’s a maintenance issue that requires attention upon arrival. Whether it’s an urgent, last-minute cabin cleaning or the sudden appearance of a cockpit warning light, there’s one service that always keeps you prepared for the unexpected: ARINC Air Ground Radio Service.

Airport exteriorThe ARINC Air Ground Radio Service is a very high frequency (VHF) air-ground-air radio system that enables communications between airport terminal and ramp area personnel, and the flight crew in the cockpit. The service consists of an AM two-way radio line-of-sight system with a base station and cockpit-installed radios operating in the 128.875 MHz to 132.0 MHz aeronautical frequency band. The ARINC Ground Radio Service is currently implemented at over 160 locations around the world. Equipment required for this service typically includes desktop radio transceivers, rack-mountable radio transceivers, remote control units, space and power, and telephone company circuitry.

Your Air Ground Radio Service can be as simple as a basic radio-to-antenna configuration, to a system that can support multiple connections to remote control units, connected to a central office.

By implementing multiple remote control units, it’s possible for multiple offices, airlines, or ground support companies to share the same radio infrastructure. Whether your flight operation is a small domestic service at a minor airport or a large operation at a major airport hub, the ARINC Air Ground Radio Service can provide effective air-ground-air communications to make your operation more efficient—and to be ready for the unexpected.