Gideon Misheri, Acting Chief of Air Traffic Management at the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), revealed this when speaking to members of the Tanzania’s Parliamentary Infrastructure Development Committee in Dodoma.
He said that his authority has taken initiatives of writing a proposal to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to get the permission to monitor the Eastern triangle of the airspace that was handed to Kenya 39 years ago.
The eastern triangle also covers Madagascar, Mauritius, Moroni and Mayotte islands.
Misheri said ICAO took the monitoring of the Eastern triangle of the airspace in 1977 to Kenya due to the fact that Tanzania didn’t have capable surveillance radars to supervise the area.
“Tanzania has invested on a superb very high frequency relay station located in Nyusi, Muheza Tanga,” he said. “The station has an ability of monitoring the Eastern triangle of the airspace without any problem.”
“By planes being crossing the eastern triangle, Tanzania is losing air navigation charges depending on weight of the plane and its time spending at the triangle,” he added.
Hamza Johari, TCAA director-general said that they have so far implemented automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) which is a technology used to control and navigating aircrafts. Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana