The state-owned State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE) plans to install modern communications equipment at 30 air navigation facilities around Ukraine, which will improve flight safety in the airspace within Ukraine’s zone of responsibility.

UkSATSE announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

"The new air-to-ground aeronautical telecommunication equipment for transceiver centers will facilitate better quality communication between air traffic controllers and aircraft crews in high-frequency radio channels with support for VoIP technologies and frequency channel allocation in increments of 8.33 kHz," the statement said.

According to the statement, this is one of the largest projects by the national air navigation services provider, and it is being implemented in partnership with the manufacturer Park Air (Britain).

Equipment has already been delivered to Ukraine under the first of six planned delivery contracts. It was delivered to the relevant divisions of UkSATSE, including in Bar, Zhytomyr, Bakhmach, and Znamianka. Further deliveries will be made this year and in the first half of next year.

UkSATSE is currently performing preparatory work at the sites where the new equipment will be installed.

According to the statement, the equipment was purchased with credit provided under a program for modernization of Ukraine’s air navigation system with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, UkSATSE performed a flight audit of the new air-traffic control system at the Lviv airport on May 6.