Dominican Authorities Open New Air Traffic Control Centers

Two modern air traffic control centers were recently inaugurated by the Dominican authorities.

The first opened in the Las Americas International Airport and the second at the Punta Cana International Airport, on the country’s easternmost region.

The centers opened at a cost of US$15.6 million.

The Las Americas terminal, in Santo Domingo, operates eight “Team Position” configuration consoles, which provides service for three sectors and approach control features for three other sectors.

It also features a flight information service and an alert service system for the Coordination Center for Search and Rescue.

The director of the Regional Office for North and Central America and the Caribbean of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Loretta Martin, highlighted the progress that the country has experienced in the field of civil aviation, technology and training for its technical personnel.

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