(L) MIAA GM Ed Monreal, CAAP Director General Capt.Jim Sydiongco, DOTr Secretary Art Tugade, CAAP Deputy Director General for Operations Capt, Manuel Antonio Tamayo and DOTr Usec for Aviation Atty. Roberto.
MANILA- “ No Country Left Behind” is this years theme of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) 22nd International Civil Aviation (ICA) Day which was held Monday (December 12,2016) at CAAP Compound, Old Mia Road, Pasay City with Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade as special guest of honor.
Highlights of the event are the giving of award to airports that comply with the Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) governing aerodromes and manual standards namely; Clark International Airport represented by Pres.& CEO Mr. Alex Cauguiran, Mactan-Cebu represented by Ms. Ma. Cristina Matondo- OIC Operations Dept, Davao represented by Area Manager Agnes Udang and Iloilo represented by Area Manager Mr. Efren Nagrama and Airport Manager Ms. Ma. Mecine Reyes.
The International Civil Aviation Day is annually observed December 7 to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. This observance aims to generate and reinforce global awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development. The day also commemorates the ICAO’s role in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of international air transport.
Meanwhile, DOTr secretary Art Tugade together with Usec for Aviation Atty. Roberto Lim, Caap Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco, CAAP deputy director general for operations Capt. Manuel Antonio Tamayo, MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal, Pal President Jimmy Bautista and other aviation stake holders was given a tour of the soon-to-be-completed P9.9 billion state-of-the-art Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) facilities at the CAAP compound.
The CNS/ATM technology package includes a computer-based flight data processing system that will enable aircraft operators to meet their planned times of departure and arrival and adhere to their preferred flight profiles with minimum constraints and without compromising agreed levels of safety.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 22,049 million yen project is expected to complete the physical installation of all associated facilities by May 21, 2017.
Package 1 of the CNS/ATM project was awarded to a joint venture of Japan's Sumitomo Corporation and Thales Australia Ltd (formerly Thomson-CSF). The package involved the installation of the latest Eurocat system with an integrated Digital Voice Control System, Aeronautical Information System, Automated Message Handling System, Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Router, Global Navigation Satellite System monitoring and metrological systems.
The project's Package 2 includes the installation of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Ground Station, En-route Radar (Secondary Surveillance Radar Mode-S), Terminal Radar (Airport Surveillance Radar/Secondary Surveillance Radar), VHF Terminal and Remote Control Air-Ground Communications facility, Microwave link and Very Small Aperture Terminal.