Airways Provides Pacific Aviation Solutions
29 August 2014
At the upcoming International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Airways New Zealand will present to delegates about the safe, successful and sustainable aviation model it has in the Pacific.
Pauline Lamb, Chief Operating Officer, will represent Airways at the conference, to be held in Apia, Samoa from 1 to 4 September. Airways’ main focus will be the Private Sector Partnerships Forum on 30 and 31 August.
“We see this forum as a good opportunity to foster practical relationships in support of safe and sustainable aviation, particularly as over recent years we’ve accumulated significant experience in this arena,” she says.
Ms Lamb says Airways is very aware of the challenges faced by Pacific Island countries. “We are furthering our support for the islands with a vision to enhance aviation safety and help facilitate long-term sustainable and efficient aviation services. This includes the creation of a seamless air navigation region, with a consistent level of reliable infrastructure,” she says.
“Our focus within Airways is to develop strategies and services which make a real difference, such as satellite-based communication for the aviation community, surveillance, mapping, lighting and navigational infrastructure – all of which we hope will enhance transport connectivity and facilitate growth of the local economies. For instance, this month we’re working in Vanuatu to develop satellite-based approaches at the remote Lonorore Airport, on Pentecost Island, where growing tourism demands regular flights, regardless of inclement weather,” says Ms Lamb.
Airways has strong relationships with many Pacific Island countries and provides air traffic management services including technical maintenance, flight inspection, Pacific AIP management, navigation, communications, charting and procedure design, other consulting services and training, as well as upper airspace management, and PASNet – a satellite-based communication network.
“Airways cares very much about delivering safe, value-for-money services, which use a bit of kiwi ingenuity to provide well thought-out solutions,” Ms Lamb says.
“We have a fabulous set of people who would like to see the economies of our Pacific Island neighbours grow, and safe air connectivity be a large part of a thriving region. I look forward to the SIDS conference and getting to know how we can help most,” she concludes.
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For further information please contact:
Chief Operating Officer
Airways New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 358 1573
Mobile: +64 27 702 1064
- Airways is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE).
- We look after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manage the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million sq km of airspace.
- Airways provides air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, Flightyield revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries.
- For more information about Airways please visit www.airways.co.nz
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.