Efforts underway to modernize air traffic control service

Bole AirportAddis Ababa, Ethiopia (WIC) – The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority said it is striving towards modernizing air traffic control services.

Speaking at the graduation of the second round trainees in combined surveillance air traffic control on Sunday, Authority Director-General, Colonel Wossenyeleh Hunegnaw said the government has given prime attention to make the aviation industry safe, reliable and efficient.

The director said the government is allocating sufficient budget for the acquisition of state-of-the-art surveillance technologies and for the continuous production of qualified human resource in the area of air traffic management.

According to ENA, training sub-process leader with the Authority, Teshale Bekele for his part said the graduates, ten in number, have an indispensable role in modernizing air traffic management. The Authority has so far graduated 18 professionals in two rounds.