$8.5 million for the modernization of radars at Guatemalan airports

Plans are for the installation of a radar in the Playa Grande area in the northeast of the country and for the changing of the radios and radars at the La Aurora airport.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Those with priority are the Mundo Maya airport in Peten (north) and the airports at Port San Jose (Pacific) and Puerto Barrios on the Caribbean coast, Juan Jose Carlos, press officer for Civil Aviation, commented.
"We want to turn them into international terminals as these sites receive cruise ship visits, therefore tourists need to be able to transfer to other destinations very quickly.

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Guatemala Invests $33 million in Radars

June 2011

The Civil Aviation Authority is awaiting approval by Congress, for the purchase of three radars that would cover the whole territory.

The head of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), Juan José Carlos, said the radars would be located in Port San Jose (Escuintla), Puerto Barrios (Izabal) and Flores (Petén) and would therefore cover the whole country.

Guatemala Needs 5 Aerial Radars

August 2012

The control of drug traffic by air in Guatemala is ineffective because of lack of a monitoring system with primary and secondary radars which should also include a multinational information center.

An article in Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "The discovery of a plane with 405 kilos of cocaine in Retalhuleu and the landing of another aircraft that had unloaded a drug shipment, exposed the lack of technology to control drug traffic by air in the country. According to Armando Asturias, Controller of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the control of illegal aircraft requires the installation of at least five radars. "

Nicaragua to Modernize Airspace Monitoring System

November 2011

Over the next year, new radars are to be installed and computer systems are to be upgraded.

Nicaraguan airspace surveillance will improve from 2012, with the implementation of a program to upgrade the monitoring system used by the Nicaraguan Institute of Civil Aeronautics.

Investment by Aeronautics Authority of Panama

September 2014

As part of a plan to invest $100 million purchase of two aircraft for use in rescues, weather radar and the building of a network of heliports is being contemplated.

Although the five-year plan is still under development, the director of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Alfredo Fonseca Mora said he also sees "...

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