Tuesday 15 October, 2019

New air traffic tower to take Jamaican aviation to new heights- Williams-Singh

The new tower of a state-of-the-art air traffic control facility in Kingston will house operations that will see Jamaica perform in accordance with the international standards.

Standards of reliability, safety and operational performance which are required from navigation systems the world over.


Speaking at the official ceremony for the opening of the new Norman Manley International Air Traffic Control Tower, Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Nari Williams-Singh said this achievement is a significant milestone in the strategic efforts of the JCAA.

“Jamaica has an enviable aviation safety record, however, the recent tragic accident, and other rare occurrences of that nature, demonstrates to us and the rest of the aviation community that the industry can never take its safety performance for granted.

“Safety and security is, and will continue to be the pivotal denominators against which all aviation developments and activities are judged,”said Williams-Singh.

The new air traffic control tower is part of a larger modernization programme which is being undertaken by the JCAA.

Williams-Singh took the occasion to announce that over the last 10 years, Jamaica has seen an almost 30 percentage point increase in its implementation and compliance with international standards

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