Bahrain Airport to Get New Air Traffic Safety System

28 January 2010 (Last Updated January 28th, 2010 18:30)

A new air traffic safety system will be installed at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) by Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA). CAA has signed a contract with aviation IT and communications firm SITA, which will deliver the project. Air and ground data link systems

A new air traffic safety system will be installed at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) by Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA).

CAA has signed a contract with aviation IT and communications firm SITA, which will deliver the project.

Air and ground data link systems will be delivered to enhance air traffic safety in the airspace.

The Aircom data link system will be the first to be introduced at BIA and is in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation recommendations.

The data link systems will help Bahrain's air traffic control (ATC) to issue text-based departure clearances to departing aircraft and minimise the risk of misunderstandings in ATC operations through the current voice-delivered departure clearances.

The system will enable en-route air traffic controllers to exchange text-based communications with pilots operating aircraft in Bahrain's upper airspace.