South Air Navigation, Rostov-on-Don
The establishment of the Moscow-Sochi airway at the end of 1929 was the beginning of the Black Sea ATC centre. The ATC Service was established at Sochi Airport in September 1945.
On 1 July 2004, after reorganization, the South Air Navigation branch of FSUE State ATM Corporation was established. The Branch provides air navigation services above the Southern Federal District territory. The objectives of the Branch include air traffic services above the territory of 30 constituent territories of the Russian Federation as well as the Azov, Caspian and Black Seas.
The area of responsibility of the Branch totals around 750,000 km²; the length of air routes is 17,000 km (including international ones). Around 1,500 aircraft are handled in the airspace area of the South Air Navigation Branch daily. Currently, the Branch employs 4,000 people.