EUROAVIA Terrassa has organized a visit to the Gavà Air Traffic Control Centre. The facilities, ignaugurated in 2005 control a total area of approiximately 300.000 km2 and near 1 million operations each year. It provides service to all aicarft which overfly north-east of the peninsula, as well as all the approaches to El Prat Airport.
The visit has consisted on,
– Welcome and presentation on the powers and operation of the East Region airspace.
– Visit from the observation area to the control rooms and facilities.
– Visit to the simulator, which is used for forming air controllers.
The visit was led by an air traffic controller with years of experience and technical centre responsible for computer equipment that allow the management and control of airspace.
In addition, we have invited members AEAC, the association of aerospace engineering students from the Castelldefels EETAC to participate in the visit.
We appreciate the assistance to all members who participated in the event as well as the authorities of the control centre for offering us this wonderful opportunity.