The Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), which comprises 17 African air navigation service providers (ANSPs) plus DSNA of France, is the latest to sign a deployment contract for the Aireon space-based ADS-B service.
ASECNA members are responsible for 16.1 million km² of airspace across six Flight Information Regions. According to the Aireon joint venture, ASECNA will adopt real-time ADS-B surveillance for high-traffic airspace over Western and Central Africa.
“For the first time, more than half of African airspace will be under real-time air traffic surveillance,” said Aireon chief executive officer Don Thoma. ASECNA will use Aireon as a continuous layer of surveillance that augments existing air traffic management infrastructure and fills any gaps in coverage of the vast African continent.
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