Global Navigational Satellite System

Air safety is top priority for Govt: Minister Tabar

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Malakai Tabar says safety standards and safety compliance cannot be traded off against other aspects of government’s spending in the air transport sub-sector.

Tabar said that through this policy statement, Government requires the aviation entities, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), National Airports Corporation (NAC) and PNG Air Services Limited (PNGASL) to make passenger safety first priority.

He said advancement in technology calls for the upgrade of the navigation system using satellite technology.

Automatic weather stations being installed at airports

This is in conjunction with the recent launch of the Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS) project.

GNSS delivers new instrument approach landing charts and enables satellite-based navigation at up to 45 airports and airstrips nationwide.

An automatic weather station is an automated version of the traditional weather station, either to save human labour or to enable measurements from remote areas.

It allows pilots to actually have access to detailed current weather conditions on the ground as they’re flying using GPS.

New navigation system to enable safer landing for aircrafts

The K8.1 million project funded by the Australian Government was launched today by the PNG Air Services Limited (PNGASL).

The GNSS project will enable greater chance of landing in bad weather rather than having to divert to an alternative airport.

Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor, Benedict David said the project is expected to reduce business cost for airlines and increase the competitiveness of the domestic aviation industry.

David said this is crucial for improving supply chains for fresh produce and promoting tourism.

PNG Air Services launches new project to improve air safety

The Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS) project delivers new instrument approach landing charts and enables satellite-based navigation at up to 45 airports and airstrips.

The project cost K8.1 million fully funded by the Government of Australia.

This satellite based technology will provide the aviation industry with enhanced safety and operational standards.

It will contribute greatly to socio-economic and environmental benefits for communities in PNG.

PNG Air Services to launch navigational project

PNGASL provides Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) Services to aircraft operating within the PNG airspace.

GNSS is a satellite system that is used to pinpoint the geographic location of a user's receiver anywhere in the world.

PNGASL received funding from the Australian Government for the design of the GNSS approaches at a number of key airports throughout PNG.