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61 Civil Aviation Experts At Nadi To Discuss Industry Issues

61 Civil Aviation Experts At Nadi To Discuss Industry Issues
Executive Chairman for Fiji Airports , Faiz Khan (right) with International Civil Aviation Organisation Regional Officer, Li Peng during the 3rd meeting of the Surveillance Implementation Coordination Group at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island in Nadi on April 25, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
April 26
12:07 2018

 

Sixty one civil aviation experts from across globe have gath­ered to address challenges in the implementation and operation of surveillance in the Asia Pacific region.

The 3rd Meeting for the Surveil­lance Implementation Co-ordina­tion Group is currently being held at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Dena­rau Island in Nadi.

While delivering his opening re­marks yesterday, Executive Chair­man for Fiji Airports, Faiz Khan said Fiji was indeed honored to host the meeting.

He added the aim of the three days meeting was to focus on challenges in the implementation and opera­tion of aviation surveillance in the Asia Pacific region.

“There are about 10 million pas­sengers that commute through 100,000 aircraft every day in the world. This number is forecasted to double in the next 15 years.

“Accordingly there is ever increas­ing pressure on Air Navigation Service Providers to make air navi­gation safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable,” Mr Khan said.

He added they are on a path of up­grading their systems.

“Fiji Airports is on an aggres­sive path of modernising our CNS (Communication Navigation Sys­tem) and ATM (Air Traffic Manage­ment System).

“Systems and technology when not regularly upgraded become ob­solete.

“After overcoming many chal­lenges we signed a contract with our ATM system supplier ADACEL to upgrade our Oceanic ATM sys­tem and to implement surveillance control (ADS-B) in our airspace. By mid- 2019 we will start to see the initial implementation in our air­space,” Mr Khan said.

He added between March and May this year Nadi would be a centre of a hive of activities on technological advancements in aviation.

The meeting ends on Friday.

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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