Day of appreciation for air traffic controllers

| 21/10/2015
Cayman News Service

Air traffic controllers at Charles Kirkconnell International Airport

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) marked International Day of the Air Traffic Controller Tuesday, 20 October, by thanking Cayman’s own professionals in this specialised field.

Commenting on the contributions made by the Air Traffic Control Unit (ATC), CIAA CEO Albert Anderson said, “The Airports Authority is dedicated to a strong safety culture and I would personally like to thank the air traffic controllers both at Owen Roberts International Airport and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport for their hard work and dedication in ensuring the safety of our travelers.”

Cayman’s air traffic controllers use a traditional method to separate aircraft called procedural control, which means the controllers are heavily reliant on pilot reports of their position, and use this information to perform concise and complex calculations to ensure adequate separation is maintained among all aircraft on the ground and in the air.

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