(VEN) - As part of the Vietnamese civil aviation sector, the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) has contributed significantly to the country’s development. Vietnam has been given the right to manage the southern part of the Ho Chi Minh Flight Information Region (FIR). This event has opened a new development period for VATM and the Vietnamese civil aviation sector in general. A working session at the Tan Son Nhat Air Traffic Control Tower Significant event Prior to 1975, the Ho Chi Minh FIR was called Saigon FIR, established at the Middle East and South East Asia Regional Air Navigation Meeting in Rome in 1959, consisting of the airspace of Vietnam’s national sovereignty and the airspace over international waters in the East Sea. In April 1975, the fall of the Saigon administration made the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) worried about the stagnation of air traffic in the region when Southern Vietnam was liberated. In this context, ICAO worked out a temporary air navigation scheme consisting of the establishment of alternative air traffic routes over the East Sea and the division of the Saigon FIR over international waters in the East Sea into three temporary responsibility areas. ICAO assigned the Bangkok,… Read full this story
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