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Expansion, Expansion: Qatar Can Manage 100 Flights Per Hour

In fewer than 60 days, the Gulf country anticipates 1,600 air traffic movements every day during the huge event

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 27 September 2022
Expansion, Expansion: Qatar Can Manage 100 Flights Per Hour
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According to an official, Qatar's airports would be able to handle about 100 aircraft per hour during the eagerly anticipated FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Mohammed Al Asmakh from the Qatar Air Traffic Control Center told Qatar Radio that his organization activated all World Cup-related plans and projects on September 8, particularly the new airspace design project, as the nation prepares to receive about 1,600 traffic movements per day starting in November.

He continued by saying that three flights might land simultaneously under the amended airspace configuration, two at Hamad International Airport and one at Doha International Airport.

Additionally, three flights can take off simultaneously from two airports, side by side. The ability of both airports to handle flights was greatly boosted by the new airspace design, according to Al Asmakh.

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He said that Air Traffic Flow Management had also been set up to regulate the flow of air traffic to the Gulf nation in coordination with neighboring states in order to prevent any delays in flight landing.

According to the official, 160 air traffic controllers have received training to help them become more proficient at using modernized technologies.

Additionally, air traffic controllers have been assigned to a variety of locations, including the Doha International Airport, the surveillance tower, the Hamad International Airport, the Doha Flight Information Region, and the weather control center (DIA).

In order to keep up with air traffic movements, particularly during major athletic event and in the future, the most cutting-edge equipment has been installed, according to Al Asmakh.

To improve visibility, this involved installing more radars nearby.

The country's airports are connected by the "most cutting-edge automation technology," he continued, "to speed up and automate several operations that are crucial to air traffic management."

The development of the navigation system is being heavily influenced by the Qatar Air Traffic Control Center. The facility, which covers 12,000 square meters, is outfitted with the most cutting-edge technologies to update Qatar's navigation and air surveillance system.

The facility also has capabilities like simulators for the surveillance tower and Doha Flight Information Region, the source claims (FIR).

Al Asmakh added that the program "trains air traffic controllers to enhance their performance, preparing them fully for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the future."

For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, the game will take place in the Middle East this summer. More than 1.2 million tourists from all over the world are anticipated in Qatar for the biggest athletic event ever.