The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) has announced the impending integration of its Area Control Center
(ACC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) system with Clark air traffic operations.
The Manila Area Control Center
radar, CAAP said, will turn into a Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system since the airport's old radar system only has limited capacity in monitoring flights in the country.
'Nairobi ACC (area control center
) is now overwhelmed because they have to pass one estimate even more than five times to the Addis Ababa 'controllers' who are unable to copy correct estimates,' he said in a statement.
The above method is implemented through the Area Control Center
(ACC) described in Section 2.
Air traffic control and radio communications technology from Harris will be used to provide air-to-ground and ground-to-ground digital communications services for a new Manila Area Control Center
, connecting it with remote sites throughout the 7,000-island nation.
The move completes the transfer of control, following the implementation of ''flexible use'' of parts of the airspace in September 2006 wherein control of certain airspace blocks was temporarily transferred to Japan's Tokyo Area Control Center
in Saitama Prefecture upon request when the blocks were not required for military purposes.
Each area control center
has the same copy of the real-time database.
Eurocontrol announced that the Maastricht Upper Area Control Center
has been certified formally as compliant with Single European Sky requirements for the provision of air navigation services.
We just keep going through the elements to get the mission done," said Staff Sergeant Timothy Carmoney, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Corps Logistics Area Control Center
(CLACC), 58th Maintenance Company.
The supervisor on duty at the Caap area control center
said specially affected are flights going to Shanghai via Pudong Airport and those headed toward Xiamen.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the Saudi pilot sent a distress signal to the Manila area control center
at 2:13 p.m., squawking 7500, the code announcing a hijacking in progress.
Eurocontrol's Maastricht Upper Area Control Center
, which provides air traffic services in the upper airspace of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and northwestern Germany, was formally certified as compliant with European Community requirements for the provision of air navigation services.