Giving South Sudan a modern and sovereign airspace

As a landlocked country, the gateway to South Sudan lies in its sky. 

An Overview:

As a landlocked country, the gateway to South Sudan lies in its sky.

NavPass partnered with South Sudan to ensure this airspace is as safe and as modern as anywhere else in the world. Connecting more people to the country, more often, and opening the doors to all the economic opportunities this brings.

Since partnering with NavPass, South Sudan has claimed sovereignty of its airspace for the first time, has a new capability to track the aircraft in its skies, and staff at Juba International Airport have been trained in line with the highest standards set out by UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

Work continues on the redesign of South Sudan’s airspace to provide safer and more economic routes, both passing through and landing in the country. And NavPass’s partnership with South Sudan will soon enable its civil aviation authority to collect overflight fees for the first time, a source of revenue which could potentially deliver tens of millions of US dollars each year. 

The Solution:

NavPass developed the country’s first Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), a requirement for joining the international aviation community, containing protocols and safety regulations for all users of its airspace. And we are redesigning of the airspace from the ground up, creating safer and more efficient pathways for all inbound and outbound flights.  

We have enabled the country to track the planes in its skies and charge overflight fees, thanks to our unique AI-powered system that identifies the location of every aircraft, and where it’s going, in real time. This is integrated with the world’s only fully automated overflight fee service, invoicing aircraft when they leave the airspace.  

NavPass also provided training to existing staff. Air traffic controllers at South Sudan’s major international airport in Juba have received in-person training on the detail of this AIP, the operation of the new airspace, and safety, in line with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and overseen by one of ICAO’s own members of staff.