Caap flight disruptions due to equipment malfunction ‘now a thing of the past’
MANILA, Philippines — After completing two maintenance activities on air navigation equipment, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) on Thursday guaranteed that flight disruptions due to equipment failures will no longer occur.
To recall, Caap conducted two separate maintenance activities at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (ATMC) on May 3 and 17.
During the maintenance, Caap replaced the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and upgraded the Air Traffic Management System A/B power supply.
“The completion of the corrective maintenance replacing the old UPS with two brand new UPS, the new AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) and the upgraded power system at the Air Traffic Management Center shall guarantee a continuous safe air traffic management within the Philippine Flight Information Region (FIR),” said Air Traffic Service chief Marlene Singson in a Caap statement.
“Flight disruptions caused by equipment malfunction are now a thing of the past, and the Philippines now has a robust system to ensure the safety and convenience of the flying public,” she added.
According to Caap, the two maintenance activities were conducted to ensure the smooth operation of the Communications, Navigations, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system — responsible for managing and overseeing air traffic activities within the FIR.
For his part, Air Navigation Service chief Alex Balde said that several modifications were also made in the electrical line system to ensure high redundancy and prevent interruption in the operation of the CNS/ATM center.
Despite both maintenance activities lasting two hours, no flight disruptions were also reported by air traffic controllers during the operations, said Caap.
The agency then expressed appreciation to all stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation, vowing that it will remain committed to upholding the highest safety and efficiency standards.
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