New airspace plan unveiled
Johannesburg - A new plan has been launched to manage the country's airspace, the transport department said on Wednesday.
"The National Airspace Master Plan provides a strategic view and direction of airspace organisation and management within South Africa, as well as... performance-based transition planning at a global, regional and local level," the department said in a statement.
The plan was compiled in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy and was effective as of January 1.
The plan aims at servicing the airspace according to International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) standards and recommended practices.
It also aims at meeting the requirements of all users by a consultative process, and to minimise danger areas.
"The master plan will also guide the National Airspace Committee, which has been established through the civil aviation regulations by providing measurable key performance areas, performance objectives, indicators and targets in contemplating amendments to airspace procedures and infrastructure."