The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia wished to build a replacement terminal and increase the runway capacity at Madinah Airport.
The GACA architects GMW appointed URS (now renamed as AECOM) to provide airfield scheme designs, which led to Firstco being contracted as control and communications specialist sub-consultants, with the task of producing airfield communications and airport SCADA designs.
Airports with Madinah are built and then later named after one of the Princes. For that reason, the project was formally known as Madinah Airport, however now is the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport.
Firstco were in charge of ensuring that multiple elements within the building could be communicated and controlled via a single SCADA system.
The Airfield communications system that Firstco employed included:
The systems controlled and/or monitored by SCADA included: