Enav took over the ATC service of the Rimini airport, which will from tomorrow on be provided by Enav’s operational staff.
This is our fifth takeover in little more than two years, after the airports of Rome Ciampino, Verona, Treviso and Brindisi.
The service takeover process took place following an Inter-ministerial Decree of the Defence Ministry and was coordinated by Enac through the drafting of an Operational Plan signed by the Italian Air Force, Enav and Enac.
Enav’s takeover in the management of the Rimini airport control tower and approach-control service is safely and seamlessly after a training course for air traffic controllers that lasted a few months and was based on the use of modern 3D tower simulators at Enav’s ATC Academy.
Specific on-the-job training was also delivered directly at the control tower in close cooperation with the Italian Air Force, which will continue to operate and maintain a few services until ENAV fully upgrades the on-site systems.
Enav has already planned a technical upgrade plan, in line with its corporate objectives. With the addition of the Rimini airport control tower, Enav now operates ATC services in 44 airports nationwide.
The CEO Roberta Neri stated: With the addition of the Rimini airport ATC, the takeover of military airports at Enav is finished. Expanding our operational scope to 5 new airports in little more than two years is a further token of our operational and technical capabilities. I am grateful to the Italian Air Force and Enav for their cooperation and support in this transition. The outstanding success in this process is the result of great synergy of these institutions working together.