Navigation Satellite (Navisat) Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Mar 2013
Signature Date 19 May 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 1,078,058.63
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The NAVISAT project aims at filling the gap in the Worldwide Satellite-Based Air Traffic Management services in Africa and Middle East region with a safe, highly-available, multifunctional satellite system and complied with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements to improve airspace safety and efficiency with competitive prices. The system is envisaged to provide Safety Communication, Augmented Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Services over the Middle East and Africa Flight Information Region (FIR). NAVISAT also offers a large capacity of Ka-band for Commercial use. The operation covered by this support concerns the completion of the feasibility study for the NAVISAT project. This study will involve the procurement of the services of consulting firms to undertake the following studies (legal, financial, frequency & regulatory, human resources) aimed at contributing to improving Communications, Navigation, Surveillance – Air Traffic Management services. The duration of the project study is estimated to last for six (6) months. The following activities will be undertaken: (i) legal studies; (ii) financial studies; (iii) frequency & regulatory studies; and (iv) human resources studies.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the NAVISAT project is to assist the African Continent which has no such navigation facilities (currently using radar systems) at providing satellite-based air navigation and safety communication services over Africa and some surrounding countries. The sector goal of the project is to contribute to improving Communications, Navigation, Surveillance – Air Traffic Management services that would provide cost effective satellite communications and major improvements in the aeronautical services, thus enhancing safety and efficiency of air transport. The objective of prelimirary studies (legal, financial, frequency & regulatory and human resources) are to determine the feasibility of a Satellite-based Air Navigation and Safety Communications System.


The project’s main beneficiaries are African and Middle Eastern (AME) countries

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
NAVISAT Middle East & Africa


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-GC0-002
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name CODO Pamphile Stanislas

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
27 30 Egypt