Iran enjoying ‘most secure’ air routes

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TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) – The general director of the Iranian Airports Holding Company has said 150 airlines fly over Iran.

Rahmatollah Mahabadi told reporters on Sunday that Iran’s air control center had been acting electronically; “Iranian airspace is a highly operational space, where flights are routed with desirable level of service providing to the destination; the busier the air space, the more secure that air space will be,” he said.

“Space Communications and Navigation Office is closely working with the air traffic in 3 areas of communications, navigation, and supervision; the office provides safe and standard services to domestic as well as international flights flying over Iran,” Mahabadi detailed.

He also pointed to challenges and development approaches to air routes; “we should find the most appropriate and safe space of the country; this would never be possible provided that we raise the number of air routes, and to create parallel, direct, and one-way routes,” Mahabadi argued. “Safety dominates our approach; some barriers still exist in non-military sector which should be tackled; we also face the difficulty of equipping the noncommercial airports, which is directly dependent on the odds of economic improvements,” he added.

“Any purchase should be economically justified so that we operate it in more secure manner; no airport lacking necessary standards should operate these highly expensive equipment and facilities,” Mahabadi objected. “Our airports should use modern technology and systems; current cutting-edge technology now improved the radar coverage to the level of runway surface; so we have the only option which is to use other new navigation systems,” said the head of Airports Holding Company, believing that it would help avoid air accidents in airports.

 

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