Tuesday, August 27, 2013

■ LIBYA: LYCAA selects Comsoft for aeronautical infrastructure & communications upgrade.

The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (مصلحة الطيران المدني‎ - LYCAA) has awarded a contract to upgrade all of Libya's existing Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network (AFTN) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) infrastructure to Germany's Comsoft. The initiative is being undertaken as part of the Libyan government's ongoing infrastructural refurbishment plan and will ultimately result in safer skies over the country.

Tripoli's ramp (unknown)
Under the project, Comsoft’s AMHS and AIM solutions will be provided to the High Command in Tripoli with countrywide messaging and information management services to be delivered via remote installations in Mitiga, Misrata, Sebha and Benina.

In addition, the LYCAA will upgrade their NOTAM, OPMET, Briefing and Flight Plan Management facilities while simultaneously integrating the components into an AIXM 5.1-based AIM concept. This includes the central handling of static data and has the fully integrated ability to generate electronic AIP and aeronautical charts directly from the central AIXM 5.1 database content holder.

With the upgrade, Libya will join the still exclusive club of Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSPs) processing the aeronautical information data in line with the ICAO Roadmap AIS to AIM. In addition, the  LYCAA will benefit from the fast and highly reliable Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) that already connects many countries in the Arab peninsula and North African Region.

Tripoli International Airport is a public airport serving international and domestic passengers from most European and Arab airlines, and handles over three million travellers per year. With the construction of two new terminals, capacity will be increased to 20 million passengers annually.