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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Air Navigation Services

Main responsibilities:

The main mission of the sector is to plan an​d operate safe, expeditious and efficient air navigation services in the UAE.

Air Navigation Service Provision (ANSP) is structured along standard ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices, SARPs. The responsibilities include airspace management and the provision of safe and efficient air navigation services to the users of the UAE airspace.

ANSP is stationed in Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre (SZC), the largest and most advanced Air Traffic Management facility in the Middle East. The Centre consists of 2 main buildings, the Area Control Centre (ACC) and the Emergency Centre (EACC). It also has 4 unique 60 meter masts for communication equipment.

The ACC building has 600 square meters ATC room with sufficient capacity to accommodate traffic growth for almost 20 years to come.

​​​​For inquiries: ans@szc.gcaa.ae

Business Units:

ANS includes 5 business units as follows:

  1. Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  2. Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Systems ​(CNSS)
  3. ANSP Training
  4. Aeronautical lnformation Management (AIM)
  5. Quality & Safety
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