With an eye to increased air traffic with soccer’s FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, Brazil’s air navigation service provider DECEA (Departamento de Control do Espaço Aéreo) is upgrading its technology.
The latest improvement is deployment of the D-VOLMET service using SITA AIRCOMevamet, which provides live weather information via a dedicated datalink to aircraft in flight.
The SITA technology will send meteorological information covering five flight information regions and 150 airports in Brazil. “As we prepare to welcome the world to Brazil, it is important we have the best possible technology in place,” said Brig Mendes, general director of DECEA.
DECEA covers more than 1.27 million square miles of Brazilian airspace and oversees the major routes crossing the South Atlantic from South America to Africa, Europe and the Middle East.