The new head of the Operational Air Traffic Squadron (ECAO) took office at ENAIRE's Air Traffic Control Centre in the Canary Islands.
Today, the new head of the Operational Air Traffic Squadron (ECAO) in Las Palmas, Commander Luis A. Fernández García, took office at ENAIRE's Air Traffic Control Centre in the Canary Islands. This post is renewed every two years. ENAIRE's Canary Islands Regional Office and the Las Palmas ECAO coordinate civil and military flights in the upper airspace of the Canary Islands.
The photograph of the ceremony, held at ENAIRE's Canary Islands Control Centre, located in Gran Canaria, shows the following officials: ENAIRE's Canary Islands Regional Director, Manuel Arrabal; the Director of the Gran Canaria Airport, Julio Peñalver Mora; AN, Fernando Torres; ECAO Captain, Rubén Alegre; General of the Canary Islands Air Command (MACAN), Fernando Torres, and ECAO Commander, Luis A. Fernández García.
From left to right: Manuel Arrabal, ENAIRE's Canary Islands Air Navigation Regional Director; Julio Peñalver Mora, the Director of the Gran Canaria Airport; Rubén Alegre, ECAO Captain; Fernando Torres, General of the Canary Islands Air Command (MACAN), and Luis A. Fernández García, ECAO Commander.
From left to right: Javier Delgado Henríquez, Head of Personnel and Administration Division; César Álvarez Barroso, Head of the Regional Safety Dept.; Luis García Villarreal, Head of the TMA Operations Dept.; and Eduardo Ortuño Villapalos, Head of the ATS Regional Division.
Canary Islands Region
From its Air Control Centre in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, ENAIRE manages the air navigation services for a geographical area spanning 1,370,000 square kilometres. Especially over ocean areas where the Canarian archipelago and part of Western Sahara are located.
ENAIRE is the air navigation service provider in Spain.
As a company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 45 control towers receive ENAIRE's communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country's busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
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 (International Civil Aviation Organization).
ENAIRE is the official provider of aeronautical information in Spain.