Western Siberia Air Navigation, Novosibirsk

Western Siberia Air Navigation is one of the largest branches of State ATM Corporation, providing air navigation services in the airspace above the Republic of Altai, the Altai Territory, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, and Tomsk regions. Its area of responsibility totals about 1 million square kilometres. It includes three Cross-Polar, two Trans-Asian, and one Trans-Siberian route. The area of responsibility of the branch is adjacent to Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia.

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Western Siberia Air Navigation branch is comprised of six ATS centres (Novosibirsk, Altai, Omsk, Kuzbass, Tomsk, and Strezhevskoy) and Novosibirsk Regional Centre of the Joint ATM System, established on the basis of Novosibirsk Zonal Centre and Novosibirsk Area Control Centre. Novosibirsk Regional Centre handles air traffic in the upper airspace above the whole territory within the area of responsibility of the Branch. A Flight Information Services (FIS) Centre has been established at the premises of Tomsk ACC, providing flight information services in the lower airspace above the lowland part of the Branch’s territory.

The airspace controlled by Western Siberia Air Navigation ACCs includes 78 international route segments, 7 federal route segments, and 11 area routes with a total length exceeding 55 thousand square kilometres.

Western Siberia Air Navigation handles air traffic at nine aerodromes, including seven federal and two regional aerodromes. Six aerodromes are available for international air operations. Also, the area of responsibility of the Branch accommodates two state aviation aerodromes, over 160 landing fields and one helidrome.

To ensure high-quality air navigation services, the leadership of the Branch places special emphasis on the modernization and technical upgrade of CNS facilities, as well as optimization of operational processes by using state-of-the-art technology.

The Branch is staffed by highly qualified personnel. Every day, over 1,500 flights are operated via its area of responsibility. Their safety is ensured by over 1,600 specialists and managers of Western Siberia Air Navigation operational units, with more than 100 CNS facilities and 1,700 pieces of radiotechnical equipment involved.