Air Traffic Management

The Air Traffic Management (ATM) Division provides the core business of the company which provides the air traffic control, airspace management and air traffic flow management services through the provision of Air Traffic Control and associated supporting services in Papua New Guinea to domestic and international airspace.

Aeronautical Information Management

Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) section of the Air Traffic Services Division ensures the flow of aeronautical data and aeronautical information necessary for global air traffic management (ATM) system safety, regularity, economy and efficiency in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Engineering Services

The role of the Engineering Services Division is to maintain key Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management Systems (CNS/ ATM) that supports the Air Traffic Control function.

Aviation Search & Rescue

Provision of Search and Rescue (SAR) Alerting and Coordination Services remains an important part of the Company’s Community Service Obligation. This service is essential to NSPL’s contributions to Aviation Emergency preparedness and support. NSPL, on behalf of the State is responsible for the overall coordination of SAR efforts in respect of civil aircraft emergencies within the Search and Rescue Region (SRR) under Papua New Guinea jurisdiction.


Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) refers collectively to the various constellations of satellites providing position fixing information. Airborne receivers use the information to accurately determine aircraft position which in turn enables safe and accurate navigation.