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

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Plovdiv ATS Centre

The Plovdiv Airport ATS Centre (Plovdiv ATS Centre) is a structural unit of BULATSA providing air traffic services in the Terminal Control Area (TMA) of Plovdiv Airport. The Plovdiv 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 Plovdiv ATS Centre interacts with BULATSA Headquarters, Sofia Area ControlCentre, the Airspace Management Cell, the Plovdiv Airport Operator, the military ATS units at Graf Ignatievo and Krumovo Airports and with other organizations in line with their competences.

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

The ATS unit of the Plovdiv ATS Centre is the Aerodrome Control Tower (Plovdiv TWR).

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

Over the past few years traffic at Plovdiv Airport has increased owing to the opening of new commercial lines and charter flights as well as the newly-built airport terminal.

About 6,000 movements were controlled at Plovdiv Airport in 2011.

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