Dnipropetrovsk Flight Information Region (FIR)
covers an airspace area over the south-eastern part of Ukraine and over a part of the Black Sea waters and amounts to 285 517 sq. km.
The air traffic service height range is from the earth level to 20,100 m.
There are the following major air traffic flows within Dnipropetrovsk FIR: West – East – West
(aircraft traffic between airports of Europe and South-East Asia) and North – South – North
(aircraft traffic between airports of the Russian Federation and countries of the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and Africa).
- 6 CTA sectors and 1 TMA sector of Dnipropetrovsk ACC
- Sector TMA ATCC Zaporizhzhia
- Sector TMA TWR Kryvyi Rih
- Sector TMA ATCC Kharkiv
- Sector TMA TWR Poltava
- Sector TMA TWR Sumy
- Flight information service sectors
Modernization and equipment
- Kyiv ACC
- Odesa ACC
- Moscow ACC (the Russian Federation)
- Rostov ACC (the Russian Federation)
In conformity with the Concept of development and modernization of Ukraine’s air navigation system and UkSATSE plans, purposeful work is undertaken in Dnipropetrovsk Regional Branch aimed at creating conditions for higher quality of air traffic services in the area of responsibility of the Regional Branch.
In 2007 a new Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Center in Dnipropetrovsk was put into service. UkSATSE has a vast experience of successful modernization of the sites, but the construction of a new air traffic control center was performed for the first time. The world’s leading manufacturer of air navigation equipment, «INDRA» (Spain), became a winner of the advertised bidding for the construction of the center and supply of equipment.
Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) System «AIRCON 2000» (Indra)
, installed at Dnipropetrovsk ATC center is designated for receipt, processing and displaying of radar, direction-finding, planning and other data in order to provide the control and automation of air traffic control processes in the area of responsibility of Dnipropetrovsk Area Control Center (ACC).
Air traffic services at Zaporizhzhia ATCC are provided with the help of «Iryna» automated ATC system. It is manufactured by research and manufacturing association «Aerotechnika» (Ukraine).
In order to secure radio communication between air traffic control officers of ATS bodies and aircraft crews, aviation communications radio stations as well as VHF-range receiving and transmitting devices are used. Range and quality of communications provide air traffic service (ATS) in the established areas of responsibility. In order to create unified complex of ground and air communication, which combines different types of lines and communication standards, voice communication system MULTIFONO® M600 manufactured by «S.I.T.T.I.» (Italy) is used in ACC.
In order to provide aircraft crews with radio navigation en route, on approach and during landing, azimuth and long-range radars of the VOR and DME systems, non-directional beacons, locator beacons, radio-beacon landing systems and automatic direction finding equipment are used. Coverage and precision characteristics of the navigation aids are compliant with the established requirements.
en-route primary surveillance radars, en-route secondary surveillance radars, airdrome surveillance radars provide surveillance in responsibility zones and areas of ATS bodies, receiving of information about aircraft location for air traffic control and transfer necessary radar information to the automated ATC system.
All parameters of communication, navigation and surveillance systems are fully compliant with international requirements. Back-up systems provide due level of reliability.
Functional capabilities of the automated ATC system are gradually increased.
On May 20, 2009 Central Meteorological Air Navigation Service System (CMASS)
centers using SADIS system were implemented in all regional branches of UkSATSE, including Dnipropetrovsk Regional Branch. The use of this system allows delivering reliable and accurate meteorological information to ATCOs’ working positions in all area control centers of Ukraine in the real-time mode as well as in standard formats and data exchange protocols that are used worldwide. Thus, the domestic practice of meteorological provision of air navigation has come into greater compliance with international standards.
In 2010 remote working positions of the ASM support system were put into operation in UkSATSE in order to provide sufficient level of automation of planning processes, coordination and airspace use monitoring, as well as exchange of information about airspace use between ACC and Ukraerocenter.
In 2010 Mode-S Aerodrome Surveillance Radar ATCR 33S/SIR S was implemented, which provides high integrity of radar data.
In 2010-2011 trunk network node was established in order to combine data from different networks (voice, surveillance data and etc.), automatic channels and equipment backup.
In 2011 air traffic control tower simulator with airdrome traffic display (3D-TOWER) was implemented, which enables more effective training of TWR air traffic controllers.
In 2011 equipment of remote automated controller working position of flight information service of ACC of the ASM support system was put into operation.
In 2011 modernized automated broadcast system of meteorological information for aircraft in flight (VOLMET) was implemented.
In 2012 Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) was put into operation. It provides uninterruptible automatic broadcast of messages in the Russian and English languages at two aeronautical frequencies at «Dnipropetrovsk» airdrome.
In 2012 the software of flight data processing systems was modernized because of implementation of the new ICAO flight plan standard (FPL 2012).
In 2012 arrival and departure schemes pursuant to the area navigation specification of ICAO RNAV 1 (P-RNAV) were implemented at Dnipropetrovsk CTR and TMA.
In February 2013 an automated ATC system «AIRCON 2000» (Indra) was launched at the working positions of Dnipropetrovsk TWR.
In 2013 the VHF Air Communication Radio System of receiving and transmitting centre, manufactured by Rohde&Schwarz (Germany), was put into operation.
In 2013 azimuth and long-range radio beacon (VOR / DME) was put into operation at “Kirovograd” airdrome
In 2014 the upgrading of the automated ATC system «AIRCON 2000» up to «AIRCON 2100» was performed.
Development and modernization plans
It is planned to begin construction of airdrome control tower in Dnipropetrovsk airport.
On the basis of putting into effect of Air Traffic Service Rules with the use of surveillance systems in 2012, preparations are done to implement horizontal separation minimum within Dnipropetrovsk ACC responsibility area (5NM in CTA and 2,7 NM in TMA accordingly).
List of Air Traffic Service Units (ATSU)
Dnipropetrovsk Regional Branch supervises the following air traffic service units:
- Zaporizhzhia ATSU
- Kirovograd ATSU
- Kryvyi Rih ATSU