Bashkortostan ATS Centre Implements QNH
Pursuant to State ATM Corporation Central Volga Air Navigation branch Order No. 319 dated 20 May 2019 ‘Provision of air traffic services using QNH and altitude measurement in feet for operations in Ufa terminal area’, Bashkortostan ATS centre adopted QNH and feet for altitude measurement starting from 00:00 (UТС) on 23 May 2019.
The Centre’s ATS unit closely cooperated with the ATM division of the Branch to amend aeronautical information and actively participated in the development of new approach procedures. ATS and CNS staff also made changes to Alpha ATM automation system and Expert simulator charts.
As part of preparations for the transition, CNS experts of Bashkortostan ATS Centre worked together with companies such as NITA and ELERON to adjust software for Alpha ATM automation system, GRANIT recorder, Expert simulator and ATIS information system.
The transition was performed by the ATS unit shift headed by Operations Supervisor Radik Khismatullin and the CNS shift headed by Engineer Rishat Shakirov.
The accurate coordination between the ATS and CNS units of the Branch and the Centre has enabled a smooth and timely transition to QNH.