Minister of Transport and Communications inspects the progress of work in the new air traffic control center

Manama, June 12 (BNA) As part of the ongoing follow-up of the Ministry of Transport and Post-Telecommunication Ministry projects, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transport and Communications, visited the new building of the Air Traffic Control Center , see the progress of work on the building before the start of the first phase of operation of the traffic management system. The new airline will be launched in the middle of next month, in the presence of Mr. Hussain Ahmed Al Shuail, Charge d’Affaires for Civil Aviation Affairs, and a number of ministry officials.

His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Communications stressed that the new project of the Air Traffic Control Center comes in the framework of the strategic plan of the Ministry of Transport and Post-Telecommunication for the development of aviation services in the Kingdom of Bahrain and increase security and increase of its efficiency in ensuring the provision of air navigation services at the highest levels of safety and quality in accordance with the standards and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization, which enhances the Kingdom’s position and reputation in the field of air navigation.

The Minister pointed out that the new building of the air traffic control center is the latest air traffic control center in the region, as it is designed according to engineering and technical standards and with high specifications and is equipped with the most advanced and modern equipment for air traffic. control, with a total construction area of ​​the project about 3120 square meters, at a cost of 2.7 million Bahraini dinars, includes a main hall with all its equipment and advanced and modern equipment for air traffic control with an area of ​​676 meters square, in addition to a separate room for the operation of equipment and systems and a set of premises attached to the building. The company that supplies the air traffic control system, Andra, the Spanish company, at cost BD. 6.1 million 37 air traffic control positions and 3 control tower control positions The project will assist the development of Bahraini staff in the areas of air traffic management, including air traffic controllers, system programmers, engineers and technicians; and other important disciplines, as the number of air traffic control trainees has reached more than 100 air traffic controllers, and 17 technicians and systems engineers.

The Minister added that the building was designed by the French company specializing in airport engineering “Aeroport de Paris Ingenierie-ADPI” in accordance with the latest internationally recognized engineering standards to create a suitable working environment for air traffic controllers in which all modern factors are available. to perform distinct services and a high level of quality standards in safety and efficiency and in accordance with the highest standards and standards issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and aircraft operators using the Bahrain Aeronautical Information Region , which would contribute to the diversification of revenue sources and support the national economy to achieve the 2030 Economic Vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

For his part, Mr. Hussain Ahmed Al Shuail, Chargé d’Affaires for Civil Aviation Affairs, explained that the building was designed to accommodate all the modern communication equipment, equipment and technology to deal with aircraft in transit in the Region. Bahrain Aeronautical Information and Bahrain International Airport to ensure the flow of air traffic and provide the highest levels of security in a way that achieves the perfection of the Kingdom. It is known for providing air traffic control services in the region, emphasizing that the new building will achieve an increase in traffic in the air transport network by transiting Kingdom airspace safely and effectively, as the annual air traffic in the airspace of the Kingdom of Bahrain is growing, with the number of flights reaching nearly 600,000 trips per year.

It is worth noting, according to the ministry’s plan, that the current air traffic control center will be transformed into an alternative center for use in emergencies and also as an air traffic simulation center to qualify and train air traffic controllers to receive necessary equipment. air traffic management skills and experience in the Kingdom of Bahrain Aviation Information Territory The new center will have full independence in terms of electricity, technical systems and external communication lines to ensure safe operation and continuous uninterrupted navigation operations around the clock.

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Us 1351 GMT 06/12/2022

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