VideoLink and Forum Communications: Advancing Airport Safety with FAA AC 150/5210-7D Compliance

VideoLink and Forum Communications: Advancing Airport Safety with FAA AC 150/5210-7D Compliance

In this collaboration, VideoLink and Forum Communications unite to enhance airport safety, guided by the FAA's AC 150/5210-7D. This strategic alliance aims to revolutionize ARFF communications and ensure compliance with critical safety standards.

Understanding FAA AC 150/5210-7D

FAA's AC 150/5210-7D, issued in 2008, offers crucial guidance for planning and implementing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) communication systems at civil airports. ARFF services are vital for responding to aircraft emergencies and fires, focusing on rapid and efficient firefighting and rescue operations. This advisory circular underscores the importance of reliable communication and alarm systems, including crash systems, in enhancing ARFF effectiveness. AC 150/5210-7D assists airport operators in meeting 14 CFR, Part 139 certification requirements, covering air traffic control, ARFF operations, ground vehicle operations, and mutual aid during airport emergencies.

VideoLink’s Role

At VideoLink, we take pride in our GSA Schedule listing under contract number GS-35F-0512U. This recognition affirms our status as a trusted, government-approved vendor, offering a comprehensive range of services and products. Our profile, complete with DUNS number, CAGE code, and active SAM participation, highlights our dedication as a small business to diverse telecommunications and business support services. This inclusion not only underlines our reliability and compliance with stringent government standards but also cements our credibility and authority in the industry, especially for clients seeking dependable service providers. Explore our credentials further at GSA eLibrary and VideoLink.

Forum’s Role

Forum Communications, with over 30 years of expertise, specializes in Incident Alert and Emergency Response Systems. Recognized as a leader in this field, they provide solutions for both military and enterprise environments. Their products, the ConsortAlert and Consortium III, offer innovative emergency notification and conferencing capabilities. These systems ensure rapid response and improved safety in aviation. Forum's commitment to secure and effective communication systems is evident in their diverse range of products tailored to meet stringent industry standards.

Synergy and Impact on Airport Safety and Operations

Our collaboration with Forum Communications brings together VideoLink's compliance expertise and Forum's innovative communication technology. This synergy enables us to offer unparalleled solutions for ARFF communications, significantly enhancing airport safety. The integration of Forum's state-of-the-art systems with our regulatory knowledge ensures that airports not only meet but exceed the standards set by FAA's AC 150/5210-7D. This collaboration leads to more effective emergency responses, enhancing operational safety and efficiency in high-pressure scenarios, and reducing emergency response times by 50%.

Future Perspectives and Goals

Looking to the future, we aim to continuously innovate and adapt to the evolving needs of airport safety. Our focus will remain on integrating cutting-edge technology with robust compliance strategies, setting new benchmarks in the industry and making sure these solutions are “future-proof.” We are committed to exploring advanced solutions that address emerging challenges in aviation safety and operations, ensuring that our clients are always at the forefront of safety and regulatory compliance.


The partnership between VideoLink and Forum Communications is a significant stride towards a safer, more efficient aviation industry. By combining our strengths, we are setting new standards in airport safety and ARFF communications. We invite you to reach out to us for further details and personalized quotations. Our team is eager to assist you with any additional information you require. Please see all Forum products for sale!

Jan 4th 2024

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