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Harjumaa , 10112
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The key objective of air traffic control is to ensure safety and to prevent collisions between aircraft, aircraft and terrain as well as to provide pilots in flight with necessary information (meteorological, aeronautical, etc.) on the radio, to ensure expediency and efficiency of flights as well as to provide alerting services to the aircraft requiring it. Air traffic control is provided by air traffic controllers with respective ratings.
Air traffic service is a complex activity, comprising:
Beginning from 1992 (less than 50 000 flights) the air traffic intensity has been almost always on the upturn. For example, in 2015 for the first time in history the number of flights exceeded 200 000.
The provision of air traffic services (by ATS Department) is closely knit with technical support and aeronautical information services. Together they make the so called common service pack, or air navigation services.
In accordance with international standards the controlled airspace is divided into 3 air traffic control units in order to fulfil different tasks: aerodrome control unit, approach control unit, area control centre. In addition to these services the ATS units also provide alerting service and flight information service.
The main language of communication between controllers and flight crews is English, sometimes it can also be Estonian.