ENAIRE prepares the future leaders of air navigation with unique and internationally recognised training
Yesterday, ENAIRE closed out the 22-23 edition and presented the diplomas to the 21-22 graduates of the Professional Course in Air Navigation Services Management. This internal degree is organised with the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Polytechnic University of Madrid as part of the TRAINAIR PLUS programme of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The event, held at the Palacio de Zurbano in Madrid, was presided over by David Lucas, Secretary of State for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda and ENAIRE's President. In his speech, he stated that "ENAIRE provides a great and highly certified quality public service to the public. Thanks to ENAIRE, millions of trips are made every year in a geostrategic airspace for Spain and Europe. This programme offers a wide range of possibilities to address the challenges of transformation in Europe, improve the quality of life of citizens, and I congratulate all the students for the effort you made to finish it".
Enrique Maurer, ENAIRE's CEO, said that "we are proud of the path that has brought us here, thanks to the commitment and motivation that this project has generated in Spain. We have a great in-house team at ENAIRE, we receive support from the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, support from the industry and professionals in the sector who take part in the monthly Master Class, and of course support from the Universities".
As part of its Strategic Plan, ENAIRE initially created the Corporate Campus with the aim of integrating training activities to improve the skills of its employees beyond the current formal training of its operational staff.
The evolution of the initiative towards the domestic and international air transport sector means that currently, in its third edition and second as an academic degree, this programme provides a unique and outstanding academic initiative that brings together institutions and companies involved in the aerospace sector both nationally and internationally to offer a space in which to exchange knowledge and disseminate aeronautical culture.
In this edition, 51 students completed the training in person and remotely. Currently, the master's programme has 45 instructors, 22 of whom are ENAIRE professionals and 23 are from the world of technology consultancy, the Air and Space Force, and university professors (UPM and UAM) who have been actively involved in this project, not only through their technical knowledge but also by contributing improvements to enhance the programme.
The ICAO's recognition of the Professional Course in Air Navigation Services Management makes it a unique and innovative training programme and the first professional course on air navigation, on either a national or international level.
The ICAO's endorsement of this professional course ensures that its teaching content and methodologies will be fully consistent with the regulations and recommendations of International Civil Aviation.
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, 46 airports receive ENAIRE's communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country's busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
ENAIRE is Europe's fourth largest air traffic manager and participates in the A6 Alliance, a coalition of air navigation providers responsible for over 80% of European air traffic, and which is seeking to modernise the air traffic management system. It is also a member of other international alliances promoting the Single European sky, such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE, as the agency appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to implement the U-space system in Spain, will be the provider of the Common Information Services (CIS), which are essential for administering U-space services to drones and Urban Air Mobility, in interaction with local air traffic control services, so that all types of aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace.
ENAIRE has received the highest score in Europe on the aviation safety key performance indicator. It has also been awarded the EFQM 500 Seal for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services.