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Jamaica to invest $22M for aviation safety

March 21, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is investing $22 million in the next two years to improve aviation safety and security.

The director general of Jamaica’s Civil Aviation Authority says most of the money will be used to upgrade or replace aging technology to meet international standards. Leroy Lindsay said Friday that the government hopes to install satellite surveillance for air traffic controllers by 2017.

He said the government also plans to install a communication network that will allow automatic contact between air traffic control and aircraft systems. Lindsay said the changes will allow air traffic controllers to do less controlling and more monitoring, leading to increased safety.

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