Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Agency for the development of the principles governing International Air Transport, visited the Rome Area Control Centre, accompanied by ENAV Chairman Roberto Scaramella.
During the visit Scaramella provided Secretary Liu with an overview of all the operating projects and programs which ENAV is involved in, often at the lead in the European field.
Secretary Liu showed her interest and appreciation regarding the advanced level of technology at the Centre especially for some of the innovative programs that ENAV is testing and putting into service together with other international partners.
Chairman Scaramella stated: “I would like to thank Secretary Liu for the attention and appreciation she has shown towards our work. As well as being one of the most important control centres in European air traffic management, this centre is also a strategic site for the testing and validation of new platforms and procedures that will be the pillars of the Single European Sky in line with ICAO guidelines.”
“ENAV,” concluded Scaramella,“continues to show that the quality of our personnel and technologies coupled with strong collaboration with the institutions from the sector are the key elements that confirm our excellent international standing in the field of air transport.”
The Rome Area Control Centre is the largest single operations room in Europe, covering 1800 sq.m.. The 372 air traffic controllers at the Rome ACC manage 60% of Italian airspace and control around 800,000 movements every year with daily peaks exceeding 3000 flights.
The airspace which the Centre is responsible for includes a total of 26 airports and it also provides the approach service for the airports in the Rome area (Fiumicino, Ciampino, Urbe, Pratica di Mare, Guidonia).
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