The Air Navigation Services Sector plays a vital role in ensuring the security and safety of air traffic. It achieves this through a number of tasks that are fundamental elements in the success of the air transport industry. It also offers aircraft movement services to all aircraft that cross the Kingdom’s airspace and/or use its airports, using highly advanced systems and equipment operated by highly qualified personnel who operate around the clock. The sector also provides support services, such as the Saudi Aviation Handbook and other publications, as well as search and rescue and navigational telecommunications. It also coordinates with national entities that use the Kingdom’s airspace, such the military, air navigation service providers in neighboring countries, and meteorological services. The navigation sector also equips, operates and maintains air navigation systems and equipment.