Tyumen Airport has received permission to commission a new command and control centre

Photo by © Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia)

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has issued a permit for the commissioning of a new command and control centre building at the D.I. Mendeleev Roshchino International Airport in Tyumen.

Air traffic control from the new control centre will start in the first quarter of 2024. By the time of commissioning, the construction of two radio beacon systems for instrumental aircraft approach has been completed.

The airspace over the territory of the Tyumen region, which is 1 million 346 thousand square kilometres, is controlled by the Aeronavigatsia Severa Sibiri (Aeronavigation of Northern Siberia) ATC authorities. The length of air routes over the region is 48,523 kilometres, of which 35,989 kilometres are international air routes. There are 19 aerodromes in the area of responsibility, four of which are international: Tyumen, Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk and Nizhnevartovsk.

The next stage of the planned work of the branch “Aeronavigatsiya Severa Sibiri” for the implementation of the measures provided for by the investment programme of the State Corporation for Air Traffic Control subordinated to Rosaviatsia will be the construction of a new air traffic control centre at the airports of Nizhnevartovsk and Novy Urengoy.

The new command and control centre provides a full visual overview of the aerodrome’s manoeuvring area and direct visibility of all runway sections. Thus, the aerodrome’s capacity will be significantly increased due to the simultaneous use of two runways.