Newcastle International Airport in £1.3m safety investment

Newcastle International Airport has made a £1.3m investment in new safety technology, a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system which has been certified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

An aerial view of Newcastle International Airport
An aerial view of Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport has made a £1.3m investment in new safety technology, a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system which has been certified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The high-tech WAM system ensures that the airport uses the most up-to-date and advanced technology relies on five individual radar sites, gathers information from aircraft and allows the system to accurately fix the position of the aircraft within Newcastle Airport airspace and pass this information onto Air Traffic Controllers on the ground.

Richard Knight, operations director at Newcastle airport, said: “This is an important project which ensures that Newcastle International Airport has the best available technology. We’re delighted that the system has been accredited by the CAA.”

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