ENAIRE reports two positive cases of COVID-19
ENAIRE has reported two positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at its Air Traffic Control Centre in Barcelona.
Spain's air navigation manager has activated level 3 at the Barcelona Control Centre, with the consequent plan of measures intended to minimise the risk of contagion while ensuring operational continuity.
They involve two controllers at the Barcelona Control CentreThe controllers with whom they were in close and continuous contact have already been identified. ENAIRE is in touch with the controllers, who are under home quarantine, in keeping with the recommendations of health authorities, which are calling on people to be responsible and to take every precaution.
The other controllers who worked on the same shift with them will also be monitored.
The measures contained in Level 3 of ENAIRE's Action Plan against the coronavirus are being applied to the entire staff at the Barcelona Control Centre, as are the additional measures specified by ENAIRE in the areas of work-life balance and telecommuting.
ENAIRE is the company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda that manages air navigation in Spain. It renders aerodrome control services at 21 airports, including the busiest in terms of air traffic, plus en-route and approach control, from five control centres: Barcelona, Madrid, Gran Canaria, Palma and Seville. In addition, ENAIRE provides communications, navigation and surveillance services to 45 air control towers.
In 2019, ENAIRE handled 2.1 million flights to and from four continents (Europe, America, Asia and Africa), transporting 300 million passengers.
ENAIRE is the fourth most important European air navigation service provider, and, in a clear commitment to the Single Sky initiative, belongs to international partnerships such as SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, A6, iTEC, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) and ICAO (Inte