LVNL donates 12 navigation beacons to air traffic control Zambia


Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) has donated 12 navigation beacons that have become obsolete in the Netherlands due to the increasing use of satellite navigation, to Zambia Airports corporation limited (ZACL). With this donation, LVNL is helping to further increase flight safety in Zambian airspace and ensure that high-quality materials are reused.   

“The navigation beacons have served well for many years, have been excellently maintained and are far from reaching the end of their technical lifespan,” said Dave Vrielink, team leader at the Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Infrastructure Department and initiator of the donation. “I am extremely happy that these navigation beacons – thanks to the mediation of the AviAssist Foundation – are now going to have a second life in Zambia. That gives a good feeling.” It contributes to the circular economy and reduces our footprint. The AviAssist Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the safety of air traffic in Africa.

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