Go to to Madrid ACC (air site visitors management centre) at Torrejón

Madrid ACC constructing. The management room is on the second flooring. With out home windows in fact.

Within the framework of the World ATM Congress 2022, a go to was organised for the press to the Madrid Space Management Centre positioned subsequent to the Torrejón air base and airport.

The Spanish Air Navigation Companies Supplier Enaire is a public firm belonging to the Spanish State. Enaire employs 4000 folks. The corporate additionally owns 51% of the Spanish airport operator AENA.

Spain manages three FIR/UIRs (Flight Data Areas for the decrease and higher airspace): Madrid, Barcelona and the Canary Islands.

The Madrid ACC is the Air Visitors Management Centre of the Central-North Regional Air Navigation Directorate (DRNA-RCN) of the Enaire Public Enterprise Entity.  The DRNA-RCN manages air site visitors providers (ATC) within the space included within the Madrid FIR/UIR, north of the thirty ninth parallel. This airspace consists of the autonomous communities of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Nation, Navarra, Castilla and León, La Rioja, Madrid, in addition to a part of Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Aragón, along with the Cantabrian maritime zone and the Galician coast.

The ACC additionally gives en-route air site visitors administration providers similar to the Madrid FIR/UIR and method providers (TMA) to the 4 airports within the Neighborhood of Madrid (Madrid Barajas, Getafe, Cuatro Vientos and Torrejón), in addition to navy air management by way of the Air Circulation Squadron Operation No. 1 (ECAO-1).   Along with this, different navy items established within the Madrid ACC are the Madrid Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Madrid), built-in in Spain into the organisation of the Aerial Search and Rescue Service (SAR), and the navy house administration cell air AMC, built-in into the ATM Central Unit.

This management centre additionally has the peculiarity of offering centralised providers to your entire nationwide territory, by way of the Centralised Air Navigation Methods REDAN (Air Navigation Knowledge Community), CRAMI (Computerized Retransmission Heart for Built-in Messages), SACTA (Computerized air site visitors management system), in addition to the EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) satellite tv for pc navigation system, amongst others.

The ESSP (European Satellite tv for pc Companies Supplier) consortium can also be headquartered within the SSCNA constructing of the Madrid ACC, constituted in Brussels by the members of the EOIG: Enaire (Spain), DFS (Germany), ENAV (Italy), NATS (United Kingdom) and Skyguide (Switzerland) goals to offer the Operation and Upkeep Service of the EGNOS system developed by the ESA (European House Company).

The organisation of labor relies on shifts: every controller works 5 days (the primary two within the morning, the following two within the afternoon and the final one at night time) earlier than having three days off. At any time, as much as 75 air site visitors controllers are at work at Madrid ACC.

No photos had been allowed contained in the management room which is split into three areas: TMA, en-route 1 and en-route 2.

André Orban in Torrejón


Because of the European Fee DG Transfer for organising the go to.

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