New Air Navigation System for Africa

The Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) negotiates with the European Union Commission for a satellite navigation system for airports in African countries.

ASECNA’s statement notes that the negotiations that started on March 3 should close a deal allowing in the coming months the deployment within the area of the European EGNOS-GALILEO system, integrated in the global satellite navigation systems that provide geo-positioning for civilian use.

These systems make air navigation safer, provide reliable real-time information on their situation and evolution, and are currently being developed worldwide, except in Africa.

The aim of ASECNA is to use these new technologies to strengthen aviation security in its area in order to cope with the increased traffic expected on the African continent in the coming years.

Text: A.A.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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