ENAIRE, Spain's air navigation service provider, through its Canary Islands Control Centre, took part in the SIRIO 22 exercise in coordination with the Air and Space Force. The tests were conducted in airspace near the Canary Islands from 17 October to today.
ENAIRE's professionals, air traffic controllers and technical personnel, coordinate civil and military flights from the Canary Islands Control Centre.
This is the most important training exercise for the Air and Space Force. The SIRIO 22 exercise tests the ability of our Air Force to defend our airspace while evaluating its deployment capacity, logistical support and more.
SIRIO 22 is used to instruct and evaluate air combat units, combat support units and the command and control system in order to ensure their operational readiness, as well as to maintain their operational availability and the staffing levels required to quickly and effectively organise air operations.
Highly complex tests
Around 2000 people from 21 Air and Space Force units and a total of 35 aircraft from different combat and transport wings took part in the exercise.
This is the most important training exercise with military aircraft in SpainSirio 22 is a highly complex exercise that requires special coordination in airspace management, where ENAIRE's role is essential to safely, efficiently and sustainably coordinate the management of commercial and military flights during the tests.
The SIRIO22 exercise has once again showcased the high level of civil-military coordination at the national level, which allows our Air and Space Force to carry out its operations, exercises and training, while limiting the impact on civil aviation thanks to ENAIRE.