Oman starts operating world’s first of its kind air traffic control system

August 6, 2014 3:19 am

The most modern air traffic management system became operational at the transitional air traffic control centre (ATC) serving Muscat and Salalah international airports, where massive expansion and modernisation is underway, Time of Oman reported. After formally inaugurating the transitional ATC, Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al Futaisi, minister of transport and communications, told reporters that the new transitional air traffic control centre is a ‘great accomplishment’ for the country and the civil aviation sector. “This is a new addition which will definitely support safety in the aviation sector and open new opportunities for the country to optimise the use of its airspace,” said the minister.