The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has completed site acceptance testing of Comsoft’s AIDA-NG and CADAS aeronautical messaging solution.
Comsoft has installed the central system of AIDA-NG and CADAS solutions around Shah Jalal Airport in Dhaka, while additional CADAS-ATS terminals have been deployed at the remote airports of Chittagong and Sylhet.
AIDA-NG will offer central message switching and gateway services, while the CADAS terminal solution will allow users and operators to have access to aeronautical information such as flight plans.
Comsoft will also be responsible for offering VSAT connections with installations in the Dhaka.
CAAB operations and planning member Shafiqul Alam said that the agency is aware of the increasing demands of air traffic volume and is concerned with maintaining safety standards.
"It is therefore vital for our system to be future proof, with the ability to transmit advanced data formats," Alam said.
"By upgrading our message handling systems with COMSOFT’s AMHS solutions we will bring them in line with the latest ICAO standards and provide a reliable and sturdy solution."
AIDA-NG can generate XML-based data formats, such as weather information, which would help Bangladesh in addressing future operational challenges as it faces heavy rainfall and flooding, mainly during the four month monsoon period.
The deployment of Comsoft’s message handling system (AMHS) would comply with latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, which will help the country handle more passengers and cargo.
Serving as an international hub for the leisure and business travel, Shah Jalal Airport handles four million international passengers annually, in addition to a million domestic passengers.
Image: Comsoft’s central system of AIDA-NG and CADAS technology has been installed around Shah Jalal Airport in Dhaka. Photo: courtesy of shuvosaha.