Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (AEROTEL) was established in August 1978 to provide engineering and telecommunication services, including those formerly provided by the International Aeradio (Caribbean) Limited which operated in Jamaica between July 1950 and July 1978.
Their services provided were navigational services through radio and telegraph links which gave information on the movement of aircrafts. The agency provides navigational aids for its three systems- the VOR (Very high-frequency Omni directional Radio range), DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) and the NDB (Non Directional Radio Beacon).
AEROTEL now provides, installs, maintains, and operates aeronautical telecommunications facilities and systems on behalf of the government of Jamaica for the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica, the Meteorological Office of Jamaica, the Airport Authority of Jamaica, the Airlines and users of Jamaica's flight information region.
In addition, the company offers specialised telecommunications services to other public and private sector organisations operating in Jamaica. These facilities are used as communication, navigation and surveillance aids for all aircraft operating in the region. AEROTEL maintains all digital microwave links and air traffic telecommunications for the Civil Aviation Authority in keeping with the standards and practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
In 1999, AEROTEL was granted a license for airport broadcasting system this was later upgraded to commercial radio broadcasting. In November 2001, Kool 97 FM was launched. It is owned and operated by AEROTEL. Under the terms of its license, it focuses on flight schedules, weather information and any other relevant information about activities taking place at Jamaica's international airports. It also airs features highlighting Jamaica as a tourist destination, daily flight schedule and depicting aspects of Jamaica's culture, using music as the conduit AEROTEL specialises in a wide range of telecommunication needs for clients all over Jamaica.
AEROTEL manages Kool 97 FM's broadcasting network, installing, setting up and repairing the broadcasting equipment. AEROTEL leases Data Links from Kingston and St. Andrew, to Trelawney and Montego Bay. We also provide Montego Bay with two-metre repeater coverage and provide and distribute AFTN messages Tower Space Rentals in Cooper's Hill covers most of Kingston and St. Andrew Tower Space Rentals in Trelawney covers most of Christiana Tower Space Rentals in Paradise covers most of Montego Bay.
Our mission is to provide engineering and specialised telecommunication services on behalf of the government of Jamaica, in keeping with the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization conventions through a highly trained, competent and motivated management team and staff, to the highest level of proficiency, accuracy and integrity, for our clients in the aviation sector, for the preservation of life and property in Jamaica airspace. AEROTELs services are critical to the aviation industry as we maintain the communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) systems that air traffic controllers and other relevant professional use.
Aeronautical Telecommunications - Operational Maintenance Service Provider