A one-week training programme to aid the development of a National Air Navigation Plan (N-ANP) was recently conducted here for civil aviation officers.
A release from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said that the training was done by experts from the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) South American (SAM) Region.
Training was provided to officers from the GCAA’s Air Navigation Services (ANS) and Aviation Safety Regulations Directorates (ASR), along with stakeholders from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, the Hydro Meteorological Services responsible for Aeronautical Meteorology, and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport.
The experts, Jorge Armoa, responsible for Aeronautical Information Management & Meteorology (SAM AIM/MET) and Fernando Hermoza, who holds responsibility for Air Traffic Management & Search and Rescue (SAM ATM/SAR), carried out the training from October 22-26, 2018 at the Air Navigation Services Control Tower Conference room at Timehri.
The release said that the training saw participants engaging in information gathering, discussing and developing SWOT analysis for Aeronautical Information Management (AIM), Aeronautical Meteorology (AeroMET) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) and presenting the relevant chapters with key objectives that will form part of the draft N-ANP.
The release said that the N-ANP is a live document which contain details of facilities – infrastructure, services and procedures necessary for air navigation. It is a planning tool identifying the responsibilities of a State and the requirements related to the facilities and services to be implemented by the State over a 10-15 years period. It is also used to monitor and measure the efforts made by the State and forms the basis for the rights of those services provided.
The release said that the N-ANP will guide decision makers on capital resources allocation.
Several Aspects of the N-ANP are already in the implementation stage including Guyana’s Automatic Dependence Surveillance -Broadcast (ADS-B) project.