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Libyan National Airspace Study

David Robinson

David Robinson

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When NATS withdrew from Libya during 2015 I was asked by a member of the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office if I could pen a brief report into what I thought would be required to return aviation to Libya.

At the time, Aireon and Remote Digital Towers were not options available to me, but I explored the technology available at the time and drafted a report which set out what airspace was, how it worked and how important it was to acquire aviation capability to fit in with the design of the airspace.

I also looked at the key Libyan stakeholders, of which there are many. The aim of the report was to achieve two things; firstly, a report which explained what airspace management and roadmap is and secondly, to highlight the danger of not understanding the importance of knowing what training is required by when and why acquiring goods and services should be centered around the airspace design.

Libya seemed, at the time, to be placing training programs, procuring equipment, services and building infrastructure ahead of designing an Airspace Roadmap and Masterplan and it was beginning to look like a lot of the equipment and training wouldn’t be fit for purpose.

Now that we have companies like Aireon and other new technology, Libya has the opportunity to have the latest in airspace design which will require the latest training. It may be that less infrastructure and equipment is required as a result.

Please click this link to read the study - Libya White Paper

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