ENAIRE has held a Workshop on the management and control of the flow of air traffic at its Air Control Center in Barcelona with representatives of all the dependencies of the ENAIRE Control Centers and the Operations management team together with the operational managers the European Network Manager, EUROCONTROL, and the Maastricht Upper Airspace Control Center (MUAC).
ENAIRE and EUROCONTROL meet at the Barcelona Air Control Center to analyze and share good practices
The objective of flow management is to ensure a balance between the absorption capacity offered by the air traffic control system and its demand. This is carried out through the application of a series of measures, among which is the regulation of demand.
The aim is to achieve a better distributed workload over time, avoiding demand peaks above the acceptable capacity, while pursuing the greatest efficiency of the measures implemented for the optimal provision of the traffic management service. aerial.
In the summer of 2022, a new procedure to monitor airspace occupation was released and this meeting has allowed the experience of these months to be shared, as well as showing the benefits obtained in terms of efficiency and safety both at a national and European level, and to gather suggestions for the continuous improvement of ENAIRE's service, all in addition to the tools and applications that ENAIRE has developed within the framework of its 2025 Flight Plan in terms of flow management and which are currently leading several initiatives of the EUROCONTROL Excellence Program.
The conference was attended by the general director of ENAIRE, Ángel Luis Arias; the director of Air Navigation Services, Enrique Maurer; the deputy director of Air Navigation Services, Laura Garces, the director of Operations, Xavier Benavent, and the head of the Security Division, Santiago Cortés. All have agreed on the relevance and impact that an efficient management that accommodates the capacity with the demand for the use of airspace has, for clients, airlines and airports, maximizing the efficiency of the available capacity according to the workload that can be assumed. by the controller.
The workshop concluded with a round table discussion with the people in charge of traffic control and operational safety at the ENAIRE Control Centers in Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, the Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) and the Professional Association of Air Traffic Controllers. Air Traffic (APROCTA).
EUROCONTROL, which has been a major player at the event, has shared its vision as a European Network Manager, and as a local service provider through its Maastricht upper airspace control center (MUAC). Through his extensive experience in the application of new concepts and initiatives to improve customer service.