JCAA Far Advanced in $4.2 Billion Upgrading Programme

first_imgThe Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) is far advanced in implementing a comprehensive $4.2 billion modernization and upgrading programme to replace major components of its communications, navigation and surveillance systems.This was disclosed by Director General, Nari Williams-Singh, at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’,  held at the agency’s head office, in Kingston.Describing the engagement as an “aggressive” undertaking, Mr. Williams-Singh advised that two new air traffic control towers will be constructed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, and the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, at a cost of  $2.57 billion.“The upgrades will see our radars, automation systems, voice communication and control systems and air traffic control simulation systems upgraded. This is a 21-month project, which has already commenced, and we should see some benefits over the next 12 to 15 months. We are also in contract negotiation stage  for a new instrument landing system to be installed at the Sangster International Airport,” he added.    According to the Director General, several projects have been completed, and  others are ongoing or scheduled for implementation.Mr. Williams-Singh highlighted notable successes which, he said, have resulted from aspects of the project already carried out. These include the commissioning of a newly upgraded microwave radio network for Jamaica’s Flight Information Region, in December 2014.  This network triples the information-carrying capacity of the previous network and minimizes the risk of critical data loss from radar and other sites.The Director General also reported progress with the phased implementation of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, consistent with the international thrust to replace radars as the primary mode of aircraft surveillance, by 2017.Through the efforts of the JCAA, Jamaica, as a contracting State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), continues to maintain international industry tandards.The Director General said that upgrade of its Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) to the more data-centric Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) is to be undertaken,  and that the Authority is currently evaluating bids.The country’s Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Department and personnel are routinely and consistently relied on to provide and publish vital aeronautical, meteorological, and airspace management information to the local and international aviation community. Air  operators, pilots, and air traffic control staff rely on these critical data and services, such as notices to airmen and aeronautical information publications, routinely provided by the AIS Department, Jamaica is a part of  the international industry stakeholders engaged in activities aimed at enhancing global aviation safety, through the implementation of a Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP). These encompass a combination of new technologies, methodologies and systems, aimed at improving aviation safety. JCAA Far Advanced in $4.2 Billion Upgrading Programme TransportSeptember 20, 2015Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges RelatedNew Air Traffic Control Towers to be Commissioned By December RelatedTransport Authority Chaplains Graduate JCAA Far Advanced in $4.2 Billion Upgrading ProgrammeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Donald DelahayeChairman of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. B. St. Michael Hylton (right), supported by members of his team at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’. From left are Deputy Director General, Regulatory Affairs, Mr. Rohan Campbell; Deputy Chairman, Mr. Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven; Deputy Director General, Administration and Services, Mrs. Nicole Morgan and Director General, Mr. Nari Williams-Singh. center_img RelatedWork on North South Link of Highway 2000 Far Advanced FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) is far advanced in implementing a comprehensive $4.2 billion modernization and upgrading programme to replace major components of its communications, navigation and surveillance systems. Advertisementslast_img read more

Student Initiatives in Southeast Europe

first_img Share 0 Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit February 9, 2011 Published by Site Default ← MA Program in Sustainable Energy Development Students against Corruption – project proposals for small projects by local student groups and organizations that address corruption issues in higher education. We are interested to receive project proposals which are dealing with any type of corruptive practices students may experience – from the intellectual degradation and students’ dishonesty, low quality and irrelevance of higher education studies to the abuse of administrative power, lack of transparency of university functioning and corruption of various student servicesHow to ApplyAll submitted project proposals must meet the following requirements:initiated and implemented by undergraduate students;submitted and implemented by existing student organizations.Project proposals may cover the preparation and actual running of the proposed activities.The maximum length of a project is 12 months.Applications should be submitted electronically as one PDF file to [email protected] no later than February 29, 2012.Applications must include:Completed Information SheetProject Proposal (the detailed description of the project idea and the planned activities, the timeline of the project activities, expected outcomes of the project and the detailed budget of the project in USD or EUR)CV of the project leader(s)Contact InformationKrisztina SzeberinProgram CoordinatorHigher Education Support ProgramOpen Society Institute-BudapestEmail: [email protected] Official Website Student Initiatives in Southeast Europe +1 Examination of higher education reforms in SEE Europe and the quality of higher education – project proposals for cross-boarder initiatives by SEE student organizations from at least in two different SEE countries that will examine the implementation of the recent higher education reforms at the national and/or regional level and explore its potential and limitations for fostering higher education reforms in the SEE region from the students’ point of view. Homophobia in Schools in Eastern Europe, Ljubljana, Slovenia → Deadline: 29 February 2012Open to: Student organizations and student initiatives from SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia)Grant: Maximum amount is $25,000 USDThe aim of the Student Initiatives is to empower students to address issues related to systemic change in higher education. SI supports the involvement of students in the democratization of the educational process and in building issue-based transnational student alliances in South Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.The International Higher Education Support Program is pleased to invite project proposals for new projects from students within its Student Initiatives from the following Southeast European (SEE) university student communities: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.For 2011, SESI invites student organizations and groups to submit project proposals for the following new student project in the SEE region:Student Solidarity for Antidiscrimination and Access to Higher Education in SEE countries – project proposals that would study the current practices of exclusion and advocate for the access to and inclusion in higher education of students on the grounds of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation. Tweet Pocket LinkedIn 0last_img read more