PACA Inaugurates Air Navigation Radar Project at Salalah Airport

The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) today inaugurated the Air Navigation Radar Project at Salalah Airport under the patronage of Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser al- Zaabi, CEO of PACA.

The inauguration ceremony included a presentation of the stages of the implementation of the new air navigation radar project at Salalah airport and honoring the project officials, as well as honoring retirees at PACA in the Governorate of Dhofar.

After that, the CEO of PACA, the sponsor of the event toured the site of the Air Navigation Radar Project. He and the audience were briefed on the project.

The patron of the event praised the project, whose cost exceeded RO5 million and which reflects the attention given by the government under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to the development of the civil aviation sector in the Sultanate by harnessing all the necessary capabilities to implement the sector projects with the best standards and latest available technologies.

The station consists of two radar systems. The first includes a primary three-dimensional radar that scans the airspace and identifies the flying objects to 100 nautical miles from the radar center (185 km) while the secondary radar monitors the movement and identification of the aircraft with a coverage range of up to 250 nautical miles from the radar center (462 km).

The station also includes an automatic surveillance device approved for broadcasting, a surveillance technology based on the identification of the aircraft to its location via satellite and broadcast periodically every four seconds to display on radar screens. This modern technology is the first of its kind in the Sultanate to monitor the Omani airspace.

Source: Oman News Agency