We were involved in the largest helicopter base in the Czech Republic

Date 6.5.2019

Specialist in electronic equipment for airports and heliports. This is how the Czech company TRANSCON ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS could briefly be described. Although not a large company, it has already worked on a number of major projects. “The differences between companies in our industry are to be found in the quality of pre- and after-sales service. We strive to be the best,” says Vladimír Drábek.

 

Interview with Vladimír Drábek,
CEO of TRANSCON ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, spol. s r.o.:

 

Could you briefly introduce Transcon? When was it established and what is its vision?

We were established in 1990 and are engaged in the development, manufacture and installation of navigation lights and energy and control systems for airports and heliports. We also supply turnkey modular construction systems for airports and heliports of all sizes and types.

So heliports are your specialisation, you enable their full commissioning. What do you supply for them?

We supply all the technology needed to operate a heliport, as required by the Civil Aviation Authority. This means navigation lights, including the necessary cables, connectors and transformers. As well as power supplies and distribution boxes, remote control (either manual or radio) from a helicopter, and an illuminated wind direction indicator. All this can be delivered for permanent and mobile installations, potentially including special modules with rooms for operators with air conditioning and social amenities.

When a client orders heliport equipment from Transcon, do you have pre-designed solutions available, or do you fully adapt to the client’s needs?

We allow for both options. One of the company’s advantages is the option for an individual, rapid response to a specific customer’s requirements and situation. We can provide a tailor-made suit, so to speak. And to pursue the metaphor, we can also offer ready-made items. These show the options for recommended assemblies and provide guidance on device specification. But in the end, each heliport is an original.

What types of heliport do you offer?

They cannot be categorised into types, it is more about the scope of equipment used, or it may depend on the technology used. But heliports can be divided into those for permanent use, those for mobile use on a trailer and those which are modular, in a container. We supply heliports for both the rescue services and civilian authorities, but the equipment requirements are virtually the same.

Which of your completed projects are you most proud of?

In the Czech Republic, the comprehensive technical system at Václav Havel Airport in Prague is of great significance for us. Of the heliports, it is the newly completed contract for LOM Praha in Přerov, where Transcon was involved in developing the largest helicopter base in the Czech Republic.

What recent innovations can you boast of?

We go with the times, so we have included the latest LED navigation lights in our portfolio, but we continue to manufacture traditional halogen lights, because in our opinion these too have their undisputed advantages in the market-place. We are also carrying out ongoing innovation in line with the latest aviation trends. There are not many companies of our kind on the global market and no one can afford to be behind the times.

What is your competitive advantage?

We are not a giant company, we know our customers by name, and they know us. We can be flexible and rapid when supplying, in project changes and when resolving non-standard situations. We can also respond very quickly to any need for service calls and offer a 24-hour hotline. For our domestic customers it is good that we speak Czech pretty well and that we are located close to them. Aerospace equipment is always technologically advanced, people’s lives depend on it and compromises cannot be allowed, which of course is true for all aviation manufacturers. However, differences between companies in our industry are to be found in the quality of pre- and after-sales service, and this is where we strive to be the best.

Stay up to date

with the latest news from Aerospace!

Your email address will only ever be used for Newsletters campaings with the legal agreement of your Privacy Policy. You can change your email preferences or unsubscribe in every email if you no longer wish to receive emails from us.


TOP Interviews

Space movies could be more positive

Space movies could be more positive

Date 24.5.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

His very height suggests he is closer to the universe than the rest of us. In addition to sustainable architecture on Planet Earth, the Czech architect Tomáš Rousek has been designing buildings that may one day be installed on the Moon or on Mars. He also collaborates with the US government agency NASA and has […]

IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY, NOBODY GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT

IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY, NOBODY GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT

Date 2.5.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

Their products have been to Mars and will also travel to distant Jupiter. Today, Brno-based Frentech Aerospace is one of the most successful Czech companies operating in the space industry and continues to accept new challenges. “Working in the space industry is interesting for us – it is a prestigious sector that builds on international cooperation,” […]

EXTENDING THE CZECH FOOTPRINT INTO SPACE

EXTENDING THE CZECH FOOTPRINT INTO SPACE

Date 25.4.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

One does not have the chance to interview an astronaut every day. When we had the opportunity to speak to Andrew Feustel, in addition to his space achievements we were impressed by his detailed knowledge of many aspects of the Czech Republic from its history to its geography, his excellent pronunciation of difficult Czech words […]

The breakthrough Grob 120TP trainer

The breakthrough Grob 120TP trainer

Date 20.2.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

In an interview for the Aerospace magazine, Grob’s Test and Chief Instructor pilot Major Ret. Tom Reinert talks about the company’s history and its breakthrough trainer Grob 120TP. The story of GROB AIRCRAFT SE (previously known as Grob Aerospace) started in Tussenhausen-Mattsies in South Germany in 1971. Since then, Grob has become an important player in the […]

Show more

Stay up to date

with the latest news from Aerospace!

Your email address will only ever be used for Newsletters campaings with the legal agreement of your Privacy Policy. You can change your email preferences or unsubscribe in every email if you no longer wish to receive emails from us.

More news

Space movies could be more positive

Space movies could be more positive

Date 24.5.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

His very height suggests he is closer to the universe than the rest of us. In addition to sustainable architecture on Planet Earth, the Czech architect Tomáš Rousek has been designing buildings that may one day be installed on the Moon or on Mars. He also collaborates with the US government agency NASA and has […]

IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY, NOBODY GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT

IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY, NOBODY GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT

Date 2.5.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

Their products have been to Mars and will also travel to distant Jupiter. Today, Brno-based Frentech Aerospace is one of the most successful Czech companies operating in the space industry and continues to accept new challenges. “Working in the space industry is interesting for us – it is a prestigious sector that builds on international cooperation,” […]

L-39NG program remains a key priority to AERO

L-39NG program remains a key priority to AERO

Date 27.4.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

New management team of AERO presented its strategy for future of the company. In the middle of March, Dieter John replaced Giuseppe Giordo as President and CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE. During past weeks, new CEO consolidated his management team and now he presented his plans for AERO. AERO’s business strategy as it was set out […]

DLR tests digital communications technologies combined with additional navigation functions for the first time

DLR tests digital communications technologies combined with additional navigation functions for the first time

Date 5.4.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

At the end of March 2019, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft­ und Raumfahrt; DLR) Falcon research aircraft will be taking off for what will be a world first in aviation. For the first time, a prototype of the new digital aeronautical radio standard LDACS (Lband Digital Aeronautical Communications System) will be tested. In future, this will enable secure and efficient data exchange between air traffic control centres and flight decks, up to and including 4D trajectories.

Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight

Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight

Date 2.4.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight from the aerodrome of the aircraft building enterprise PJSC “VASO” on 31. March 2019. The first prototype of the IL-112V, built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, lifted into the air on March 30. The crew was commanded by Nikolai […]

I would like LOM PRAHA to remain a constant on the Czech Republic’s aeronautical map

I would like LOM PRAHA to remain a constant on the Czech Republic’s aeronautical map

Date 18.3.2019

fl_en|fl_cs

Interview by: Jakub Fojtík   Mr Planička, LOM PRAHA boasts the longest tradition amongst the Czech aviation companies, what is the company’s current position? We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2015 and the company has demonstrated that it has been a truly strategic enterprise of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic for many years. […]

Show more
Subscribe to our magazineRegister now