Star Navigation, a flight science company that bridges the gap between flight experience and flight safety, has said it is hopeful that the aviation industry in Ghana will adopt its new technology called the Inflight Safety Monitoring System.
The system has sensing capabilities that can monitor every system on board the aircraft to avoid flight crashes, thereby enhancing aviation safety while reducing costs for the operator.
Speaking to Citi News ahead of its upcoming West Africa Aviation Prevention and Airline Performance Optimization Conference on Tuesday, November 15 the Senior Director of Investor Relations at Star Navigation Harmeet Gill says the system is necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.
“You know, sometimes when you look in an aircraft, you see all the gadgets that look so good, it looks like the aircraft’s got everything, but it doesn’t. But our system is independent of the pilots. It’s running in the background, and it’s great for the ground personnel. So from power on of the aircraft throughout the whole flight to power off, we know what’s going on with the plane.”
“This is the issue; do you need an emergency landing, or can it be still tolerated till it gets to the destination? So those are a couple of things that are very, very unique that what the system can do Like I said, our systems are proactive, not reactive, they’ll instantly give you what’s going on with the aircraft through the whole flight.”
Meanwhile, the Executive Vice President of Star Navigation and Flight Path International Capt. Jonathan Kordich also called for support from the government.
“We are on an awareness campaign to make the aviation community aware of what kind of technology is there. And we certainly need the support of regulatory bodies such as the IBO of Ghana. And we cannot take thank them enough for the initiative because we believe they also see the future and what benefits it will bring.”
“The Inflight Safety Monitoring System at this level of technology at one point in time will become mandatory, and if they don’t become mandatory, they will certainly become a need.”