The Air Traffic Services under the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is currently in the process of upgrading its facilities that includes installation of new sensor radar to further enhance the surveillance and security in the sky.

This was revealed by Yasin bin Apong, the Coordination Officer from DCA, yesterday at the question-and-answer session, as part of a ‘technical visit’ organised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

More than 20 visitors including members of’ the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and students and members of IET took part in the programme.

Other ongoing projects of the DCA include a training programme for staff and a. scheme to help attract interest of the public in the Air Traffic Controller career. Led by Major (U) Schufin Haji Brahim, Vice Chairman of IET, the visit was aimed to get an understanding on the function of Air Traffic Services.

Haji Ali bin Haji Matussin, Air Traffic Control Officer in his presentation said, “Air traffic services include air traffic control, Search and Rescue (SAR), Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) and Radio Teleprinter Typewriter (RTT) and its objectives are to prevent collisions, to expedite and maintain an orderly flow of air traffic and to provide advice and information as well as to notify appropriate organisations regarding any aircraft in need of search and rescue.

“The mission and vision of the DCA is to have the highest level of aviation security standards and to provide excellent aviation services. The department aims to be a competitive aviation authority in the region,” he added.

The visitors were welcomes by Acting Deputy Director of Civil Aviation, Lim Kee Ann, and other officials.