What a lovely pair
10 October 2012
Christchurch Airport terminal and tower have gone pink for October to support breast cancer awareness month.
Visitors to the airport will see Christchurch Airport’s terminal and Airway’s air traffic control tower looking a lovely pair for the month.
Both buildings can change their exterior lighting colours and often support charities, such as “Going Blue” last month for prostate cancer awareness, yellow on Daffodil Day and red for Chinese New Year.
Christchurch Airport and Airways Corporation hope visitors to the airport will be tickled pink this month at the pretty effect, but take heed of the more serious message. Women are encouraged to have regular checks for breast cancer and to encourage their friends and family to do the same.
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What is Air Traffic Control?
Air Traffic Control comprises the various aircraft navigation and communication systems that use computers, radar, radios, and other instruments and devices to provide guidance to flying aircraft.
Trained personnel working as air traffic controllers at stations on the ground constantly monitor these systems and track the locations and speeds of individual aircraft. Controllers can warn aircraft should they come too close to each other. Air traffic control is also used for the safe coordination of landings and takeoffs at airports.
Aviation plays a crucial role in New Zealand’s economic wellbeing.
Projected long-term growth of the aviation sector globally means it is essential to maintain the vitality of aviation through safe, effi cient, cost effective and environmentally sustainable air navigation services. To ensure this, future Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems must provide for optimum use of enhanced technology capabilities; both airborne and ground based.