ENAIRE leads a workshop to promote aviation safety with EUROCONTROL and IATA
ENAIRE led the ninth edition of the international conference to enhance flight safety, in coordination with the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The event was held virtually yesterday under the title "ENAIRE-EUROCONTROL-IATA Safety Workshop".
The main goal of the conference was to share various perspectives in the field of safety that are being employed to confront the pandemic and the effects of COVID-19, from the point of view of Spain's national air navigation manager (ENAIRE), the European network manager (EUROCONTROL) and the airlines (IATA).
"ENAIRE is a leader in Europe in terms of operational safety, and remains so in this low-traffic situation", stressed the company's head of the Security Division, Jesús Romero. This is clear from EUROCONTROL data on 30 providers evaluated using an indicator that measures the maturity and effectiveness of the safety management systems of air navigation service providers, called EoSM (Effectiveness of Safety Management).
ENAIRE's safety managers in the Balearic Islands, South and Centre-North Regional Departments, Alfonso Barba, Ricardo Espantaleón and Miguel Angel García-Hortal, respectively, detailed how a European Safety Action Plan is being implemented that includes proper coordination between air traffic controllers, technicians, pilots, aviation managers, safety supervisory agencies and more, with the continuous objective of maintaining and improving flight safety.
ENAIRE is the company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and 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 320 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 Alliance, iTEC, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).