Sixty-seven military air traffic controllers have been appointed at the Regional Center for Aviation Safety Surveillance in Agadir, Morocco, as part of a training program to prepare for managing the southern air traffic of the kingdom.
This comes amidst ongoing negotiations between Morocco and Spain over managing and coordinating the airspace between the two countries.
Aircraft operating over the Western Sahara desert are presently managed by Spanish and Mauritanian aviation authorities.
The Spanish government confirmed in March that talks have begun about transferring air traffic control over Western Sahara to Morocco, aiming to increase security in communications and technical cooperation.
This followed an incident in May 2021, after which Moroccan flights stopped reporting their activities in the Moroccan Sahara airspace.