Engineering Services
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Engineering Services

Updated on the 2nd of Aug, 2019

The Engineering Services and ICT Division (ES & ICT) provides aeronautical telecommunications and related services to its customers, namely Air Traffic Management and Corporate.Services. The department is made up of six (6) sub divisions, as follows:

  • Engineering Maintenance,
  • Engineering Support,
  • Systems Engineering,
  • Standards and Compliance,
  • Project Management Office and
  • ICT.

The ES & ICT division designs, installs, operates and maintains CNS/ATM systems in support of the Air Traffic Management services.

The team works together to provide and maintain world class systems and services ensuring that there is minimal downtime experienced by the air traffic controllers that provide the services to the airliners both locally and internationally.

Technical Operations Centre (TOC)

PNGASL connects all its CNS/ATM systems through Remote Control and Monitoring Systems (RCMS). that are monitored in the Technical Operations Centre (TOC) on a 24/7 basis.

This has allowed for reduced service outage downtime and has been in operation for the last 12 months.. The TOC  is manned by a dedicated technical team who are responsible for the monitoring and control of systems providing Level 1 maintenance support and management of reported faults.

The TOC is important to assist ATC operations by providing a full and comprehensive technical control and monitoring capability of all relevant systems/equipment and supports the engineering  to identify, attend to and maintain registered faults effectively.

Navigational Aids and Surveillance

Navigational aids cover the equipment like DVOR, DME, NDB, PAPI, AWOS and the ILS. They are used mainly for the safe navigation of the aircraft travelling within and across our airspace..

Communications

PNGASL operates an extensive and sophisticated communication capability throughout the country, which includes VHF and HF, new IP radios, microwave links, Wide Area Network (WAN) and mobile phone backup..

Surveillance

We provide air surveillance services to our clients domestic and overall the PNG airspace. This has recently been enhanced by the commissioning of the new state of the art enhanced Mode-S Secondary Surveillance Radar situated at Jacksons Airport. Additionally, the team have been rolling out ADS-B receivers throughout the country.

Air Traffic Management

PNGASL replaced their ATM system during 2018 with a state of the art ATM system from Thales. The new system provides .

  • access to flight information on screen
  • fused track data from both radar and ADS-B
  • tools for enhanced detection and resolution of conflicts

The new ATM system is fully installed, the operational transition to this system is in progress and should be completed in 2020..