Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has appointed The Ambidji Group to support the introduction of the next phase of Fiji’s air traffic management development program.
AFL is leading the use of multi-sensor surveillance technology for use in terminal area control at Nadi Airport. The new system determines aircraft positions by triangulating aircraft transponder signals at multiple ground stations and complementing this information with ADS-B to send the information via satellite to a controller’s station. The implementation of this technology is seen as a highly cost-effective solution that obviates the need for expensive radar systems.
Ambidji will develop the ATC operating concept and a training program for air traffic controllers at Nadi. Training is expected to begin late in 2012 before certification by Fiji’s Civil Aviation Authority and planned introduction in 2013.
Ambidji last worked with AFL on the planning and financing of capital development programs and flight procedure design.