May 2, 2023

Leeds Bradford airport chooses Storm for critical communications

Storm, a UK-based provider of push-to-talk over cellular and workforce management mobile solutions to the enterprise market, announces an agreement with Leeds Bradford Airport (“LBA“) to equip their workforce with its world-leading technologies for critical communications.


LBA, Yorkshire’s largest airport, will be using Storm’s push-to-talk over cellular (“PTToC“) solutions to provide instant communications with individuals and groups in a targeted and coordinated way to improve safety, efficiency and productivity in complex daily operations. The Company understands that LBA is one of the first airports in Europe to upgrade its radio system to a PTToC platform. LBA made the move as part of its ongoing investment programme in people and technology. The contract is initially for 200 user licences.


Storm is a European reseller of technologies developed by Mobile Tornado plc for use in sectors that depend on fast and reliable commnuications between individuals and large groups. The low-cost technologies are deployed in more than 30 countries worldwide with mobile operators, government agencies and private enterprises. The Company provides best-in-class, seamless switching between 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile and WiFi networks and is available via the latest ruggedised handsets and smartphone application for Android and iOS operating systems.


Damian Ives, Chief Operating Officer at LBA, said: “We are investing heavily in people and technology to make sure that passengers have the best possible experience when travelling through Leeds Bradford Airport.“Storm’s world-leading technologies will help us to manage operations and achieve our ambitions. As a regional airport, we plan our development with the local economy, environment and stakeholders in mind and we are delighted to be working with Storm, a local company with world-leading technology.”For the first time in its history, LBA will feature 80 destinations year-round and regular seasonal charters throughout 2023-24.”

Luke Wilkinson, founding director at Storm, said: “This agreement with one of the UK’s busiest regional airports represents another big vote of confidence in our push-to-talk over cellular platform as an improved radio system for critical communications. “As a Yorkshire company with a growing customer base in the UK and Europe, we are thrilled to be working with LBA and see airports as an important growth market for Storm and Mobile Tornado.”

This is a second big win in quick succession for Storm after it secured the contract with Civitas, the largest security company in Romania, at the end of 2022.

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