Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) graduated Sunday eight air traffic controllers who can use both Surveillance System Radar and Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.
Speaking on the graduation ceremony International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Project Coordinator, Muhammad Kuwaji said ADS-B has proven to be more accurate, advanced and cost effective than radar. He said adopting this technology in providing safety in the skies of Ethiopia is a sign of the strategic vision of the aviation management in the country. USA, Canada and Australia have started using this technology in some areas in their countries, he said and adding, Ethiopia is probably the first country to implement the technology across the continent.
The training is part of the agreement between ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau and the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority to train a total of 24 air traffic controllers.