Case study

SBAS Africa

Avanti Communications working with the South African Space Agency to deliver a crucial air navigation project in Africa.

Northwest Madagascar taken with Japan's ALOS satellite.
Credit: JAXA, ESA.

UK Lead Supplier

Avanti Communications

Ltd International Partner

We work with the following international partners:

  • South African Space Agency
  • Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar

Avanti Communications working with the South African Space Agency will deliver a crucial air navigation project in Africa, SBAS-AFRICA, powered by satellite technology.

Africa has just 3% of global air traffic, and yet air accidents in Africa account for roughly 20% of the worldwide total. The SBAS project will demonstrate potential improvements in flight safety which can provide socio-economic benefits to the continent. The SBAS-AFRICA project will help demonstrate the benefits in the adoption of GNSS-based flight operations, positively influencing the evolution of aviation safety in Africa.

Published 17 September 2015