Burgas ATS Centre - Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA)

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Burgas ATS Centre

The Burgas Airport ATS Centre (Burgas ATS Centre) is a structural unit of BULATSA providing air traffic services in the Terminal Control Area (TMA) and in the Control Zone (CTR) of Burgas Airport. The Burgas Airport ATS Centre ensures, operates and maintains in accordance with the standards and recommended practices of ICAO the equipment and systems used in the communication, navigation, surveillance, aeronautical-informational, meteorological, and energy provision of flights and the supporting infrastructure.

In performing its operations the Burgas Airport ATS Centre interacts with BULATSA Headquarters, Varna Airport ATS Centre, Sofia Area Control Centre, the Airspace Management Cell, the Burgas Airport Operator and with other organizations in line with their competences.

The Burgas Airport ATS Centre is structurally made up of the following 3 divisions: Operations, Operational Systems, and Finance, Accounting and Administration.

The ATS units of the Burgas ATS Centre are the Aerodrome Control Tower (Burgas TWR) and the Approach Control Unit (Burgas APP).

Burgas TWR and Burgas APP are equipped with a new automated ATM System, the SATCAS V.2 System, which possesses a number of functionalities that make it one of the most advanced ATC systems in Europe.

Burgas TWR provides procedural air traffic services in Burgas CTR, including aerodrome traffic control, flight information service and alerting service.

Burgas APP provides radar air traffic services in Burgas TMA, including approach control service, flight information service and alerting service.

The increase in traffic at Burgas Airport has been twofold over the past eight years. About 20,000 movements were controlled in 2011.

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