The Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday launched the African Centralized Aeronautical Database (A-CAD) in capital Windhoek.

NCAA director Angeline Simana said the A-CAD is a centralized reference database of quality-assured aeronautical information and a fully integrated state-of-the-art information system.

According to Simana, Namibia conceptualized the system in conjunction with the Air Traffic and Navigational Services Company from South Africa.

Austrian company Frequentis provided the system that was tailor-made for Namibia, Simana said.

“The A-CAD offers the flying community, no matter where they are instant access to the most up-to-date digital aeronautical information,” Simana said.

Simana further said the A-CAD also gives notices to airmen, pre-flight information bulletins from around the world.

The system, she added, will also allow pilots to use i-Pads, tablets, laptops and other forms of computers to file, amend, update flight plans and get critical flight information.

“The A-CAD automation did not only eliminate paperwork and ensured efficient service delivery but that Namibia will from now be able to publish an electronic Aeronautical Information Publication,” Simana said. Enditem



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