$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.
The Civil Aviation Authority is awaiting approval by Congress, for the purchase of three radars that would cover the whole territory.
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.
Over the next year, new radars are to be installed and computer systems are to be upgraded.
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.
- Daily Update
- Government Purchases
- Classified Ads
- Indexes & Statistics
- Press Releases
- Events Calendar