Airservices Australia (ASA) and the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have agreed to allow air traffic controllers to track aircraft up to 150nm inside each country’s airspace using Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B).
ASA CEO Greg Russell said the agreement will improve traffic situational awareness in both countries. “The new arrangement will bring a new level of safety to cross-airspace operations. The commissioning demonstrates the strong relationship between Indonesian and Australian air navigation service providers. It also addresses a long-standing need to have surveillance coverage available along the boundary for air traffic control in both regions. The agreement has been reached after much hard work and cooperation between Airservices and the DGCA, assisted by strong support from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).”
Data from four Australian ADS-B stations will be transmitted to Indonesia’s Makassar ATC centre in Sulawesi, while ASA’s Brisbane Centre will receive data from four Indonesian ADS-B stations.