Flight safety takes the top priority at VATM

08:32 | 06/03/2018 Companies

(VEN) - The Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) has invested in infrastructure development, procured modern equipment and new flight management technology while working with the Ministry of Defense’s organizations for airspace optimization and minimizing costs for domestic and international airlines, and improving human resources quality to satisfy actual development demands. Thanks to all of these efforts, the VATM has obtained many achievements and been doing a very good job in ensuring flight safety.

flight safety takes the top priority at vatm

2017 imprints

With the close guidance of the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), and the cooperation from enterprises in the aviation sector, the Party Committee, the Members Council and the Management Board of VATM have drastically realized many solutions, including corporate governance renovation, and monitoring corporation units to implement and accomplish 2017 tasks and targets, and ensure absolute safety for all flights under the corporation’s management. The corporation has invested in infrastructure development, procured modern equipment and new air traffic management technology while working with the Ministry of Defense’s organizations for airspace optimization and minimizing costs for domestic and international airlines, and improving human resources quality to satisfy actual development demands.

As a result, in 2017, the VATM managed an estimated 800,088 flights, 3.8 percent higher than the target and up nine percent from 2016, earning total revenues of almost VND3.22 trillion (4.52 percent higher than the target and up 9.6 percent from 2016), including a before-tax profit of VND833 billion (6.02 percent higher than the target and up 2.3 percent from 2016), and tax payment worth nearly VND2.24 trillion to the state budget (4.92 percent higher than the target and up 1.4 percent from 2016).

The corporation has realized various solutions to improve its flight management capacity at airports, ensure flight safety, and minimize congestion in major airports. The VATM has applied new Air Traffic Control Procedures using required navigation performance (RNP) 1 and RNP approach (RNP APCH) with navigation specification criteria based on global positioning satellite signals at the Cam Ranh International Airport; applied the Departure (SID)/Arrival (STAR) area navigation (RNAV) 1 or SID/STAR RNAV1 at Noi Bai and Da Nang international airports to maximize the accessibility capacity within the region’s airspace, contributing to improving the efficiency of flight management, while participating in the trial of Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Project level-2 with Singapore and Thailand.

Apart from welcoming the 800,000th safe controlled flight in 2017, the VATM’s 2017 imprints include its ensuring flight safety and good services for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Week in the southern central coastal city of Da Nang, and becoming one of the four organizations nominated for the 2017 IHS Jane’s ATC Award of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO). Notably, the VATM successfully held the 2017 CANSO Asia-Pacific Conference in May 2017 in Hanoi, and signed a grant agreement with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), under which the USTDA supports the development of an Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) master plan to improve air navigation safety and efficiency in Vietnam.

Promoting achievements, generating efforts for 2018

While bringing into plays its 2017 achievements, the VATM has targeted to continue ensuring safety and efficiency of all flights operating in Vietnam’s Flight Information Regions and fulfill all tasks assigned by the state in 2018.

VATM General Director Doan Huu Gia said that in 2018, the corporation will focus on promoting its internal strength, offering services to ensure safe, efficient flights, strengthening cooperation with relevant domestic and international organizations to ensure absolute flight safety, fulfilling or exceeding 2018 targets, maintaining labor disciplines, intensifying inspection and supervision, speeding up investment in construction to ensure the corporation’s project quality and on-time implementation, improving human resources development, and practicing economy in production and consumption activities.

The VATM will continue to fulfill its 2018 targets in particular and the 2016-2020 targets in general, striving to improve its international integration and development capability.

Chairman of the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM), Pham Viet Dung, said that in 2018, the VATM will develop an efficient action program, drastically implement measures to successfully fulfill all assigned tasks, and ensure safe flights in all situations to meet the people’s transport demand and contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development.

Hien Dang