An air navigation system could soon be developed by African technicians.
The information was presented to the press by the Executive Director of the Cape Verdean Civil Aviation Agency (AAC), Carlos Rodrigues, during the first of two days of a ‘workshop’ for the implementation of this system, planned to take place in these regions in 2025.
SBAS is an integrated system that complies with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications for performance-based navigation, in which approach maneuvers to runways that do not have ground navigational aids can be done entirely using technology.
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For this reason, the Cape Verdean official indicated that the organizations linked to the program are doing these actions to raise awareness about the importance of implementing such a system
“The objective of the ‘workshop’ is to make known the system, the benefits, and to sensitize decision-makers to move forward with its implementation,” he said.
In the case of Cape Verde, he said, it is recognized by ICAO as an “example” in these regions in terms of compliance with civil aviation standards, so the organization proposed the country hold the event.
“In this sense, the other countries will also see that being Cape Verde a small island country, with few resources, it can comply with the ‘standards’, they will also feel sensitized and also bet in this implementation,” he stressed.
According to the administrator of the regulator, the system will be “extremely important” for Cape Verde, taking into account the adverse conditions that the country suffers cyclically, such as the dry fog, a dust storm from the Sahara desert, and when it starts it takes several days.
“Having this system in place will allow the aircraft approach minima for landing to be lower and may also with that allow for a higher probability of an aircraft landing in dry haze situations,” he said.
The system uses its versatility, and availability, as well as the reliability and accuracy of the satellites in orbit, and a few ground stations to boost the satellite signal, allowing an even higher level of accuracy.
The new air navigation system will also help in reducing the costs, of ground systems
It is expected to “transform” air navigation in West and Central Africa, as well as facilitate economic integration, and interconnectivity, increase competitiveness and develop the sector’s infrastructure.
Besides civil aviation, Carlos Rodrigues pointed out that this technology may benefit other sectors of activity, such as fisheries, maritime navigation, agriculture, and land planning.
The air navigation system will also help in reducing the costs of ground systems, which require maintenance and periodic intervention, and it is also expected to be an opportunity for younger people to develop new companies.
“We are in the digital era as well, this is a system that will also interest the younger generation, the students, and I believe it will be beneficial not only for the aviation sector but also for other sectors of activity here in Cape Verde,” concluded the head of the AAC’s air navigation department.
The event’s central theme is “Building Satellite-Based Augmentation Services in West and Central Africa (WACA) – Creating Synergies for the Use of SBAS and Benefits for the Region” and aims to launch a prospective and analytical look at the process in countries that are part of the Region (WACAF) of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
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