Air Traffic Management
Air traffic management is one of the key aspects of modern society, both in Qatar and across the rest of the world. Planes play one of the most important roles in the transport of both people and goods all around the planet, and so ensuring that the planes themselves can get around safely and securely is one of the most important roles that aeronautical technology, such as that provided by Bayanat Engineering Qatar, can offer. If you’re interested in air traffic management, read on for more facts!
History of air traffic management
When the Wright Brothers initially developed human flight, in all likelihood they didn’t envision quite the scale that the technology has reached in the modern-day. In response to this growing phenomenon, airports had to develop air traffic control systems. The first-ever air traffic control was at Croydon Airport and was a simple wooden hut that could tell planes their location, the weather, and what air traffic was like.
As systems such as radar developed, airports were able to implement departure/arrival managers (DMAN/AMAN) in order to control the busier airspace around popular airports as a way to avoid the increase in planes leading to an increase in accidents. As time went on (and in response to air disasters such as the Grand Canyon collision) different authorities were given control over the skies, in order to truly unify international control over airspace and make air traffic more efficient.
In the years since, technologies such as remote-control towers and electronic flight strips have been developed to make the role of air traffic controllers easier, making the skies in modern times the safest they have ever been, despite the fact they’re also the busiest.
ATM in Qatar
In Qatar, air traffic management follows the procedures of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It provides navigational services and guidance to ensure that flights remain safe and secure throughout their duration, and uses all of the technologies that have previously been discussed to push the envelope in regards to guidance and ATM technology’s usage.
Qatar as a whole has only two airports and one smaller airfield, meaning that in comparison to other countries the job of air traffic management is relatively simple. However, it remains an important job, and with the size and traffic that Hamad International Airport receives (at almost 40 million passengers every single year), air traffic control can’t afford to make any mistakes. With tourism one of the biggest sectors of Qatar and its neighboring countries, there is a significant amount of air traffic that needs processing. Qatar’s air traffic control is clearly doing a good job, as Qatar Airways haven’t had any fatal incidents in over 25 years.
Bayanat Engineering Qatar is proud to provide high-quality air traffic control systems to ensure that flights remain safe and controlled, in combination with the provision of navigational and communication technologies in a variety of industries including aerospace.