ADM Mozambique signs PoC with NAV Portugal to modernise air traffic control

29 June 2012 (Last Updated June 29th, 2012 04:35)

ADM Mozambique has signed a Protocol of Cooperation with NAV Portugal to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) systems at airports in the country.

ADM Mozambique has signed a Protocol of Cooperation with NAV Portugal to modernise the air traffic control (ATC) systems at airports in the country.

Under the agreement, NAV Portugal will support the installation of modern ATC equipment at Mozambican airports and provide air navigation and operational services training.

ADM Mozambique CEO Manuel Veterano said: "This agreement is the answer to the ongoing modernisation of ADM infrastructures for the ever-growing air traffic demands."

The agreement will also allow the formation and extension of the technical, operational and financial collaboration for joint initiatives, as well as the exchange of expertise related to air navigation.

NAV Portugal CEO Luís Coimbra said that ADM will be supplied with modern equipment for the air traffic control and surveillance area.

"Moreover, NAV Portugal will strive to make ADM a quite visible reference, concerning safety patterns for the airports of Mozambique," Coimbra added.

The agreement will also allow them to develop technical areas, offer operational services, targeting the enhancement of the air navigation services in Portugal and Mozambique.

NAV Portugal provides air navigation services in Portuguese flight information regions (FIR), which include Lisboa and Santa Maria.

The Portugal ANSP offers approach and aerodrome control services at ten airports in the country, both in the main land and islands, as well as distributing aeronautical information and documentation.