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March 9, 2021

AUSAID and PNG Air Services

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Technology used inthPNG Aviation Service is to be upgraded and staff trained to conform to modern facilities.

This will be achieved inthe next three years funded jointly by AusAid andthPNG Air Services.

An assessment last year found thatthe current systems, though save are outdated.

On record, Papua New Guineahas 2 international airports, 22 CASA designated airports and over 400 rural airstrips.

Air safety has been identiflied as an enormous challenge overthe years with several fatal accidents.

The agreement signed today responds to an assessment bPNG Air Services’ last year that found out-dated systems and hardware in air traffic management.

The agreement for the agency support arrangement is a new chapter inthPNG Australia aviation partnership for development.

Captain Pakii saidthe signing movers towards full compliance with international safety and security standards.

The total funding of 68 million kina comes from AusAID anPNG Air Services.

The funding will be used to install surveillance technology for tracking aircrafts; update satellite positioning data on critical navigation and landing sit’s; upgrade radio equipments and coverage; and appoint new positions inthPNG Air Services.

This arrangement will be reviewed annually by AusAID anPNG Air Services.

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