Business structure and main principles
The Department includes the divisions and units, that are authorized to provide Air Traffic Services (ATS), Airspace Management (ASM), Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), en-route meteorological services for air navigation (MET), pre-flight information services (ARO/AIS), and other divisions and units of the Department according to Air Navigation Service Department of UkSATSE business and functional structure.
Air traffic service
One of the main objectives of UkSATSE is to provide Air traffic services (ATS) in the Ukrainian airspace and in the airspace over the high sea, where the responsibility for ATS is delegated to Ukraine by international agreements. Air traffic services are provided by ATS units, which are part of air traffic management centres.
ATC quality control
ATC quality control provides by planned selective checks of ATCOs shifts’ work. During those checks ATC experts from appropriate ATC quality Division/Units of UkSATSE analyze of the materials of ground-based ATC facilities (voice, planning information and ATS surveillance systems records) and/or received reports about potential hazards for safety of flights, except of events concerning of officially investigated accidents and incidents.
Airspace organization and management
Airspace organization is the process of the airspace structure imolementation. Airspace management is an integral part of the air traffic management.
Air traffic flow management
Ukraine is fully integrated into activity of EUROCONTROL as Manager of pan-European Air Navigation Network (Network Manager – NM) that directly performs the functions of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) through NMOC (Network Manager Operations Centre) unit on a tactical level and coordinates ATFM activity on the strategic and pre-tactical levels in European region.
Air traffic flow management procedures are used to organize safe, orderly and accelerated air traffic flow and to provide maximum usage of air traffic control system capacity according to ICAO SARPs.
ATS personnel training management at the ANS units
The State Aviation Administration implemented the Aviation Rules of Ukraine - "Technical requirements and administrative procedures for air traffic controllers` licences and certificates" approved by the State Aviation Administration order ¹.485 dated 31.05.2018 (hereinafter - the Rules) which is based on the Commission Regulation (EU) ¹. 2015/340 dated February 20, 2015 that sets the technical requirements and administrative procedures for air traffic controllers` licences and certificates pursuant to Regulation (EU) ¹. 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council dated February 20, 2008.
Meteorological services for air navigation
UkSATSE is a certified provider of services for "Meteorological Services en-route". Meteorological services for air navigation en-route are provided by the Meteorological Watch Offices (MWO) of UkSATSE using the Central Meteorological Air Navigation Service System (CMASS) and SADIS FTP-service (Secure Aviation Data Information Service). Access to meteorological and aerological information, weather radar and satellite data, World Area Forecast System products by personnel of ACC, UKRAEROCENTER, ACC/APP FIS sectors is enabled via the internal CMASS web server.
Methodical council of UkSATSE
The Methodical Council of UkSATSE (abbreviated – ÌÑ) is the consultative-advisory body of UkSATSE established to discuss and issue recommendations on Safety of Air Navigation, improvement of Air Navigation Services and Use of Airspace, development of Joint Civil-Military Air Traffic Management System, drafting of regulatory acts of Ukraine concerning Air Navigation Services and Use of Airspace of Ukraine, methodical work in regional branches, in UKRAEROCENTER and in Aeronautical Information Service of UkSATSE, implementation of ICAO standards and recommended practices and EUROCONTROL requirements.
The main purpose of the MC work is the collective professional search of the most effective methodical and organizational solutions for the development and implementation of the strategy, programs and development plans of UkSATSE on the identified issues.
Internal Qualification Commission of UkSATSE
Internal Qualification Commission of UkSATSE (UkSATSE IQC) is a permanent unit of Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE) that established with purpose to organize and provide competence assessments of ATCOs and other Air Navigation Services personnel who is owned valid ATCO License and to fulfill other tasks and functions delegated to it.