Introduction to our divisions
The Air Traffic Engineering Services Division is responsible for the planning, co-ordination, provision and subsequent maintenance / enhancements of the air traffic control (ATC) systems, radar, navigational aids and communication equipment for the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) at Chek Lap Kok (CLK). The division also responsible for the planning and design of the replacement Air Traffic Control System This work involves :
At present, the Division handles more than 420,000 (international and local) aircraft movements which operated into and out of Hong Kong International Airport, and about 340,000 movements which transited the FIR, including traffic into and out of Macao International Airport a year.
The Hong Kong Flight
Air Traffic Services
Air Traffic Management Division also establishes an Aeronautical Information Management Centre (AIMC). This Centre provides an aeronautical information service to the airline personnel and pilots through publications including Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM).
Aeronautical Information Management Centre
The Air Traffic Control Centre at CAD Headquarters, equipped with advanced radar displays and modern communication equipment, provides approach control and area control services to traffic in the Hong Kong Flight Information Region.
Radar is used
as the primary means for displaying traffic. Air Traffic
Controllers maintain radio communication with pilots and
all instructions are given in English using standard phraseologies
and procedures as laid down by the International Civil
Aerodrome traffic including aircraft taking-off and landing on the runway as well as aircraft movements on the taxiways and parking aprons are controlled by Aerodrome Control from the Control Tower located at the Hong Kong International Airport. A Surface Movement Radar atop the Tower Cab provides accurate aircraft and vehicle position information to assist the Air Traffic Controllers under low visibility conditions and night time operations.
In the event of aircraft emergencies or an aircraft is in need of search and rescue assistance, the Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre at CAD Headquarters will be activated to co-ordinate the mission.
CAD Headquarters is also equipped with radar simulators and aerodrome control simulator to facilitate the practical training of all air traffic control personnel.
here for training information of Air Traffic Control Officer
(ATCO) and Aeronautical Communication Officer (ACO)
The Air Services and Safety Management Division is responsible for the implementation of air services arrangements and aviation policy to enable air services to be operated to meet demand; the development and implementation of safety policy to promote and enhance safety in the aviation system; the setting and enforcement of air navigation services standards in compliance with international civil aviation safety requirements; and for the regulation of air navigation services and operations. This work involves :