GHANA ACQUIRES NEW AIR NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has invested 7 million US dollars to procure and install new air navigation equipment to enhance flight operations. The newly acquired equipment includes High Frequency (HF) radio which provides controller- pilot communications in the remote ocean portions, Air Traffic Management (ATM) provides situational awareness of air traffic controller and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) which will enable Ghana to extend the range of its voice communications between air traffic controllers and pilots. According to the Minster of Aviation, the equipment will improve communication, navigation, surveillance and traffic management within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR). The Minster of Aviation also explained that the equipment was acquired due to the tremendous increase in air movement in Accra and the equipment will make the country’s airspace secure, safe and efficient. (ICE ACCRA)