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Latvian Air Traffic to provide new services to Estonian counterpart

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUStarting from Thursday, 18 August, Latvian Air Traffic will begin providing AFTN/AMHS system operator services to Estonian Air Navigation Service. LGS will also start remotely working on behalf of EANS communications centre.

This cooperation is provided by the agreement signed between EANS and LGS, as reported by the Latvian company.

AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) and AMHS (Aeronautical Message Handling System) is a land-to-land data transfer network that connects aero navigation service providers with other aero navigation structures. It is used to send data (flight plans, emergency announcements and meteorological data) in accordance with international standards.

The idea for such a cooperation model was proposed by EANS in 2015 after it bought a modern AFTN/AMHS system produced by Frequentis. Northern European countries use similar systems. EANS’ preliminary study showed that the most cost-effective solution would be to outsource AFTN/AMHS operations to a different aero navigation company that has experience in this field.

This cooperation is a good example of two countries finding the best solution for cooperation in spite of differences in requirements and rules. «We are happy that EANS has chosen LGS. It proves that our specialists are well-qualified and capable of competing on equal terms with other companies on the market,» – says LGS chairman Davids Taurins.

«Estonia’s EANS is one of the most effective aero navigation service providers in Europe in terms of cost-effectiveness. The company continues investing money and efforts to make its service better and more effective. Our cooperation with LGS will contribute to achieving both objectives, by securing quality service by using joint work force. We are very happy that cooperation with LGS will help create such a joint service. It is one of the most positive outcomes that appeared as a result of Borealis/NEFAB cooperation. EANS expects that there will be multiple other cooperation projects in the future,» – emphasizes EANS chairman Tanels Rautits.

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