31 July 2023
RIYADH: The Saudi Center for Search and Rescue has been accredited as an international facility for receiving and processing distress signal data.
It obtained accreditation after successfully passing tests conducted by the Spanish center that oversees the south-central information distribution region, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation.
The tests evaluated the center’s ability to receive and process distress signal data from various devices used by aircraft, ships and individuals.
The signals are monitored through the low Earth orbit, geostationary orbit and medium Earth orbit satellite systems.
The center recently upgraded its technologies to receive and process distress signals more quickly and with higher accuracy in pinpointing their location.
The Saudi center now meets the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization.