Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR)
coves an airspace area over the southern part of Ukraine (including a part of the Black Sea waters) amounting to 285 517 sq. km.
The air traffic service altitude range is up to 20,100 m
There are the following major air traffic flows: 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 Dnipro ACC
- Sector TMA ATCC Zaporizhzhia
- Sector TMA TWR Kryvyi Rig
- Sector TMA ATCC Kharkiv
- Sector TMA TWR Poltava
- Sector TMA TWR Sumy
- Flight information service sectors
In responsibility regions (areas) of Dnipro Regional Branch
the following ATS units
provide air traffic services:
- Dnipro ACC
- Dnipro TWR
- Zaporizhzhia ATCC
- Kirovograd TWR
- Kryvyi Rig TWR
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 Dnipro Regional Branch aimed at creating conditions for higher quality of air traffic services in the ACC’s area of responsibility.
In 2007, a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Center
in Dnipro was developed and put to service. UkSATSE has experience of successful modernization of the already existing 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 winner of the advertised bidding for the construction of the center and supply of equipment.
Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) System «Indra AIRCON 2000»
, installed at Dnipro 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 management processes in the area of responsibility of Dnipro Area Control Center (ACC).
Air traffic service at Zaporizhzhia ATCC is provided with the help of «Iryna» automated ATC system. It is manufactured by research and manufacturing association «Aerotechnika» (Ukraine).
Aviation communication radio stations as well as VHF-range receiving and transmitting devices are used for radio exchange between air traffic controllers of ATS units and aircraft crews. Range and quality of communication provides air traffic service 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 order to provide aircraft crews with radio navigation en route, on approach and during landing, azimuth and long-range radars of the VOF and DME systems, non-directional beacons, locator beacons, radio-beacon landing systems and automatic direction finding equipment are used. Coverage and precise 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 ATM 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.
In 2007 Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) System «Indra AIRCON 2000»
was implemented at Dnipro ATC Center.
On May 20, 2009 Central Meteorological Air Navigation Service System (CMASS)
centers with SADIS system were implemented in all regional branches of UkSATSE, including Dnipro Regional Branch. The use of this system solves the problem of 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. From this time 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 air traffic control radar ATCR 33S/SIR S was implemented, which provides high integrity of radar data.
In 2010-2011 trunks network node was established, in order to combine data from different networks (voice, surveillance data and other), 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 working position of flight information service of ACC of the ASM support system was introduced.
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 «Dnipro» aerodrome.
In 2012 the software of flight data processing systems was modernized in connection with implementation of the new ICAO flight plan standard (FLP 2012).
In 2012 arrival and departure routes pursuant to the area navigation specification of ICAO RNAV 1 (P-RNAV) were implemented at the Dnipro aerodrome.
On February 7, 2013 a new automated ATC system «AIRCON 2000» (Indra) was launched at the working positions of Dnipro 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 beacons (VOR / DME) was put into operation at Kropyvnytskyi aerodrome
In 2014 ATC system «AIRCON 2000» was modernized up to the level «AIRCON 2000/2100»
In 2014 FRAU (free route flights) were implemented in Dnipro Regional Branch.
In 2014 the preliminary operational testing of modernized aerodrome surveillance radar AORL-85 MA/TT took place along with its implementation. Modernization was done by the research and manufacturing association «Aerotechnika» (Ukraine).
In 2015 the procedure of continuous descent operation (CDO) was put onto operation at Dnipro airport.
In 2017 the system of aviation aerial VHF-range telecommunication Park Air ( Great Britain ) was implemented in Zaporizhzhia ATS.
Development and modernization plans
It is planned to begin construction of airdrome control tower in Dnipro airport.
With the aim to replace automated system “IRYNA” by a modern system, it is planned to modernize AS “AIRCON 2100/2000” and implementation of its remote ATC working positions in
It is planned to modernize documentation system of voice communication NEPTUNO included in AS “AIRCON2100/2000”.
In 2018 it is planned to start work on modern telecommunication equipment installation in Henichesk region.
Within enterprise development until 2020 it is planned to put into operation the primary/secondary radar PSR/MSSR Mode S (EHC) in Henichesk region.
List of Air Traffic Service Units (ATSU)
Dnipro Regional Branch supervises the following air traffic service units:
- Zaporizhzhia ATSU
- Kirovograd ATSU
- Kryvyi Rih ATSU