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AEROTEL provides maintenance and other support services to a number of clients, including but not limited to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), AJAS, Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), the National Meteorological Service (MET), Airline offices, Earthquake unit and, SITA.
It is committed to providing first class engineering services to support the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, endeavour to provide a safe and viable airspace through continued maintenance of navigational aid equipment and of surveillance systems.
Air Traffic Control Systems
The aviation industry relies on AEROTEL’s support of the air traffic control systems which include airborne functions and ground-based functions to help ensure the safe and efficient movement of the aircraft during all phases of operation with the airspaces of Jamaica and its territorial waters. This responsibility also extends to delegated air spaces over international waters and the Cayman Islands.
RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging)
AEROTEL maintains the country’s RADAR systems to protect the integrity of Jamaica’s Flight Information Region (FIR). The device provides a visual representation of the aircraft in the FIR, which is used by Air Traffic Controllers to aid in decision making. The RADAR provides altitude, speed, and direction of flight of the target aircraft.
Instrument Landing System (ILS)
ILS facilities are a highly accurate and dependable means of navigating to the runway in IFR conditions. When using the ILS, the pilot determines aircraft position primarily by reference to instruments.
AEROTEL provides top-quality services for the installation as well as maintenance of microwave links. A microwave link is a communications system that uses a beam of radio waves in the microwave frequency range to transmit information between two fixed locations.
The VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) is a small fixed system which provides a communication link to a satellite which can handle data, voice and video traffic. AEROTEL is reliable when it comes to installation and realignment of very-small-aperture terminal systems.
AEROTEL provides this service for all its local clients as well as international clients, via FAA. The AFTN/AMHS is used to transport and deliver messages about aircraft movement and safety such as flight plans and weather data.
Doppler VHF Omni Ranging / Distance Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME)
This DVOR navigation method relies on ground based transmitters which emit signals to DVOR receivers in the aircraft. Most VOR stations also have distance-measuring equipment (DME). A display indicator in the aircraft reads the signals and tells the pilots if they are on course and how far they are from the station.