New airspace plan unveiled

2011-01-12 17:38

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."

  • bcjansen - 2011-01-12 18:19

    Poor article, in my opinion. It tells me a new airspace plan is unveiled - but it does not give an outline of WHAT this plan says? Come-on, ad some journalistic value!

  • Wonderboy - 2011-01-12 18:25

    WOW! This sounds scary. Words like "AIMS" to service the airspace and it also "AIMS" at meeting the requirements... and to "MINIMIZE" danger areas.

  • leon.homan - 2011-01-12 18:38

    Typical manager-speak for saying:"Hey, we know it wasn't exactly broken but look, we came up with new (big) words to make it look as if we changed it and made it better and that we actually deserve our over sized bonuses."

  • abandonedbluehondanw2 - 2011-01-12 19:50


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