aThe Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport might not be the most popular airport in the country, but the behind the scenes operations are about to get a whole lot smoother with help from Motorola. Starting early next year, Motorola will be installing a wireless voice communications system which the Maryland Aviation Administration has purchased as part of a three year, $6.9 million contract. It will be a trunked radio system operating on Project 25, the interoperability standard for digital two-way wireless projects.
The system will enable 700 MAA personnel to communicate with each other. This will include Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, airport security, airport operations and airport maintenance. It will be the first Project 25 system in Maryland. It will allow for better communication between the airport and the surrounding jurisdictions. The Project 25 radios that Motorola will be providing will provide interoperability with those jurisdictions.