Flybus carries 7 million passengers a year for more than 50 airlines at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. With 50 buses running 24/7, Flybus has 100 drivers responsible for transporting passengers and luggage alike at the airport.


Charles de Gaulle Airport, France

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PD60X Portable Radio

The Challenge

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    In a noisy airport environment, the sound quality is incredibly important. Flybus employees have to contend not just with the noise of customers, but the ambient from the engine of the buses and the planes taking off. Despite this, staff need to be heard clearly at all times by the two Flybus regulators.

    Didier Catouillard, Operations Director at Flybus, commented that "drivers need absolute security and instant connectivity, so a reliable means of communication is essential. Smartphones aren't reliable enough for us, so our Hytera radios are indispensable."

The Solution

Flybus chose to renew their communications with a fleet of PD60X digital radio handsets, a compact and lightweight DMR device. The PD60X has a long battery life, lasting up to 16 hours in digital mode. It is also reliable and rugged, holding up in wet as well as dusty conditions thanks to its IP67 rating.

Catouillard continues:"The sound quality of the Hytera handsets is comparable to a smartphone. The reliable transmission is excellent, and this digital technology has considerably improved the working conditions of our staff." 

According to the customer, the PD60X reacts quickly and efficiently by using one single button to communicate. It is easy to use the Hytera handsets, which makes a huge difference.

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