Airbus secures the first race of the F1 season in Bahrain

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Dubai, UAE: Airbus provided secure communications technology for the recently concluded Formula 1 Gulf Air Grand Prix race in Sakhir, Bahrain.

The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure, provided by Airbus, to secure the 5,412-kilometre international race circuit and to ensure a smooth organisation and coordination between teams. 

The event organisation employees and security teams therefore benefited from Airbus’ reliable Tetra technology such as the THR880i, and the TMR880i radios, as well as additional network capacity for the racing site. These solutions are used in areas where the level of security is critical, such as for overall event security, and the monitoring of the race itself to ensure the safety of the competitors and everyone on premises. 

“Large events, such as the Formula 1 races, massively draw people’s attention on the Arabian peninsula. To keep the Bahrain Grand Prix safe and well-organised, the implementation of a reliable and resilient Airbus Tetra system was primordial,” said Selim Bouri, Vice-President and Head of Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific for Secure Land Communications at Airbus. “It is always an honour to serve the organising committee of this Grand Prix with our technology.” He added.

Airbus has secured the Formula 1 race in Bahrain since 2005. This year, the race was closed to public due to Covid-19 regulations.

About Airbus:

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world’s leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Secure Land Communications:

Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus programme unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions enabling its customers to gather, process, and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of professionals from Public Safety and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies. As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,185 people in 16 countries.