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ATNS re-elected to chair strategic aviation safety meeting

Posted 18 June 2019 · Add Comment

ATNS has been re-elected to chair the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-led South Atlantic Future Inter-Operability Task Team (SAT-FIT) meetings.

 

The appointment was confirmed at the recent SAT-FIT meeting held in Luanda, Angola.

The purpose of these strategic aviation meetings is to ensure harmonised development of procedures and interoperability of aviation infrastructure and technology, deployed by Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) whose sole mandate is to provide Air Navigation Services in the South Atlantic Ocean region. South Africa is part of a strong and solid collective that include countries such as Angola, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Cape Verde.

The Operational Status of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) in the Oceanic Regions was high on the agenda. All member-countries submitted detailed status reports in this regard.

The implementation of Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) is seen as the next major milestone for the region. It will involve massive collaborations between ANSPs, Civil Aviation Regulators and Airspace Users.

ATNS also managed to sign letters of Procedure with Angola and Brazil (see attached), thereby ensuring that the latest best practices are applied in the handling of air traffic, transiting between respective Flight Information Regions, commonly known as FIRs.

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