Comsoft to upgrade Libya’s aeronautical messaging and information management system

26 August 2013 (Last Updated August 26th, 2013 18:30)

Comsoft has received a contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) to upgrade its existing aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN) and aeronautical information services (AIS) infrastructure.

Tripoli Airport

Comsoft has received a contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) to upgrade its existing aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN) and aeronautical information services (AIS) infrastructure.

The latest upgrade will allow LCAA to join other air navigation service providers (ANSPs) that process aeronautical information according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Roadmap AIS to aeronautical information management (AIM).

Modernisation of the LCAA’s AFTN and AIS infrastructure will also ensure fast and reliable AMHS messaging, which already connects several countries in the Arab peninsula and North African region.

As part of the contract, Comsoft will deploy its AMHS and AIM solutions at the central site in Libya’s capital Tripoli, in addition to offering countrywide messaging and information management services via remote deployments at Metiga, Mistrata, Sahba and Benina.

"The advanced and reliable message handling system is needed as Tripoli International Airport is looking to boost passenger capacity."

LCAA will also modernise its Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), operational aeronautical meteorological data (OPMET), briefing and flight plan management facilities, while concurrently incorporating the components in AIXM 5.1-based AIM concept.

The process will involve central handling of static data, while generating electronic aeronautical information publication (AIP) and aeronautical charts directly through contents in the central AIXM 5.1 database.

The advanced and reliable message handling system is needed as Tripoli International Airport is looking to boost passenger capacity.

Libya’s Tripoli International Airport serves international and domestic passengers from European and Arab airlines, while handling over three million travellers annually.

With the construction of two new terminal buildings, the airport is set to boost its capacity to 20 million passengers annually.


Image: Advanced and reliable message handling system is needed as Tripoli International Airport is looking to boost its passenger capacity.