Manama: Transport and Telecom Minister Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed has reviewed the operation of the newly completed Air Traffic Control Center. He said preparations were complete to start operations next month. He said the new air traffic control would enable the country to modernize its aviation sector and thereby expand its services.
The center is set up in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It is equipped with the latest equipment and systems. A total of 2.7 million dinars was spent on the construction of the 3,120-square-meter center. The main hall of 676 square meters is equipped with all the latest equipment. The equipment was purchased at a cost of 6.1 million dinars.
The new center will also have a sound recording system, 37 points for air traffic control, three points for radar control, 26 points for flight stimulation and 26 air traffic control reserve points. It employs 117 people, including engineers, technicians and more than 100 air controllers. The building was designed by ADPI, a French company with expertise in the field of airport engineering. The Minister said that this is in line with the high safety standards and efficiency of the international air traffic sector.