The brand new airspace design has elevated the flight dealing with capability of Qatar’s airports considerably, enabling them to deal with 100 flights per hour in the course of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, mentioned an official.
“Anticipating about 1,600 air site visitors actions per day throughout mega sporting occasion, Qatar Air Visitors Management Heart activated on September 8 all plans and initiatives associated to the World Cup, particularly the brand new airspace design challenge,” mentioned Mohammed Al Asmakh from Qatar Air Visitors Management Heart.
Chatting with Qatar Radio lately, he mentioned the brand new airspace design permits three flights to land facet by facet — two flights at Hamad Worldwide Airport and one at Doha Worldwide Airport.
“Furthermore, three flights can also take off from two airports on the identical time facet by facet. The brand new airspace design elevated the flight dealing with capability of each airports considerably,” mentioned Al Asmakh.
He mentioned Air Visitors Move Administration has additionally been set as much as management the stream of air site visitors to Qatar in coordination with neighbouring nations to keep away from any delay in flights’ touchdown.
“The variety of air site visitors controllers has been elevated to 160 folks, who underwent intensive coaching programmes to enhance their functionality to work with a modernised system.” He mentioned air site visitors controllers have been assigned at a number of models — surveillance tower, climate management, Doha Flight Info Area (FIR), Hamad Worldwide Airport (HIA) and Doha Worldwide Airport (DIA).
“Probably the most superior gear is put in to maintain tempo with air site visitors actions, particularly in the course of the mega sporting occasion and sooner or later,” Al Asmakh added.
For instance, he mentioned, the variety of radars has been elevated considerably for higher visibility. “Most superior automation programs connecting the airports working within the nation to hurry up and automate a number of processes that are important to air site visitors administration.”
He mentioned the air site visitors management gear has been modernised, with addition of extra surveillance cameras to enhance the visibility for controllers.
“Qatar Air Visitors Management Heart is taking part in principal position in creating the system of navigation. The middle, in an space of 12,000 sqm, is supplied with most superior applied sciences to modernise the system of navigation and air surveillance of Qatar.”
The official mentioned that the middle additionally has gear corresponding to simulators to serve the surveillance tower and Doha Flight Info Area (FIR).
“It additionally supplies coaching to air site visitors controllers to enhance their efficiency, making them totally prepared for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the long run,” mentioned Al Asmakh.