New era of paperless air traffic monitoring has commenced in the United Arab Emirates.
ABU DHABI/UAE, January 2009 In order to enhance the flexibility and the versatility of their air traffic control operations and to accompany the administration's objective to create an overall paperless environment, the ATC centre of the GCAA has now embarked on stripless operations. Since having received its new software package by mid December, COMSOFT's fully automated ATC solution PRISMA handles flight strips digitally; this marks a total rethink of the way surveillance data is displayed and handled. As a consequence, the operator's working environment is not only more manageable, but this additional feature also makes flying safer due to integrated conflict management.
In view of the creation of the brand new Sheikh Air Traffic Centre in Abu Dhabi, which is to be completed in mid 2009, Mr. Hassan Karam, Director ANS of the GCAA, has opted for latest air navigation technology. The enormous centre which is designed to become the largest and most advanced air traffic management environment in the Middle East will host several COMSOFT systems that have been thoroughly tested and approved to manage the increasing and demanding traffic loads of the bustling air traffic in the UAE region.
PRISMA is an all-in-one automated ATC solution suited for area control centres, approach units as well as tower applications. The system features all modern air navigation service functions, from pre-flight planning services up to real-time air navigation. Venturing into stripless operation and digitalizing tools and methods is one of the most significant innovations in the controller's environment this decade. This paradigm shift completely revises the way they think and work.
PRISMA is one of COMSOFT's latest offsprings and can be tried and tested at our stand at the ATC Global 2009 in Amsterdam.