ATNS – Looking forward to a very safe AAD 2006
ATNS, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company of South Africa, is the proud sole provider of air traffic, navigation, training and associated services within South Africa, and as part of a further ten percent of the world’s airspace for which we are responsible.
Operating at 21 aerodromes within South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban International Airports, ATNS is internationally recognized as one of the top air navigation service providers on the globe. As such, we are extremely proud to safely - and efficiently - manage over 500 000 aircraft arrival and departure movements every year, with air traffic continuing to grow at a phenomenal pace. Through the upgrading and implementation of cutting-edge air traffic technologies including new communication, navigation and surveillance equipment, we are ready to manage further expected growth with ease and confidence.
As much as aviation is our passion, so too are our people. Together we stand as a team of over 720 dedicated and passionate professionals, all working at our level best to ensure the safety of all those moving about in the busy skies above our heads.
Within a service delivery context, our services extend further than the familiar air traffic control (ATC) service, into the provision of vitally important aeronautical information used for all flight planning purposes as well as search and rescue co-ordination activities and the maintenance of a reliable navigation infrastructure.
An array of services is provided by ATNS to ensure continued safety;
· Alert, search and rescue co-ordination services
· Management of the flexible use of airspace through the Central Airspace Management Unit (CAMU)
· Support for special events and special requirements such as test flights, demonstration flights, etc.
· Pre-flight information services
· The implementation and maintenance of a terrestrial-based navigational infrastructure
· Radar services for aircraft in distress
· A flight information service outside of controlled airspace
· ATC service at appropriate levels, depending on the airspace of operation
· A flight co-ordination service with adjacent Air Traffic Service (ATS) providers
· Lectures and general ATS awareness training to pilots
AAD 2006 – Our involvement
From past experience, ATNS is confident that Kagiso Exhibitions will yet again deliver an action-packed, entertaining event.
ATNS will be working in close co-operation with the South African Air Force (SAAF) ATC contingent, who is responsible for air traffic control at the Ysterplaat Air Force Base, for the duration of the event.
All flying displays that will take place during AAD 2006 will be controlled by the SAAF ATC. Any flying activity operations to be conducted within the controlled airspace under the jurisdiction of ATNS Cape Town, will be tactically liaised between Ysterplaat and ATNS to ensure the safety of other controlled airspace users operating within, or near, the affected airspace.
Also be sure to come and visit ATNS as we again exhibit at the event. Here you will be able to interact with a variety of ATNS personnel that will be able to provide you with interesting information, and also help attend to any air traffic management queries you may have.