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Mon Dec 22, 2014
16:44 (GMT+0530) Colombo, Sri Lanka

Air Navigation Services DIVISION

Our Vision

 

To become the Safest, most Efficient and friendliest Air Navigation Services Provider in the Asia Region

 

Our Mission

 

To provide consistently the safest, most efficient and friendliest Air Navigation Services of High Quality to ensure Safe, Expeditious , Efficient and Economical Flow of Air Traffic to and from BIA and across Sri Lankan Airspace / Colombo Flight Information Region (FIR).

 

Main Objectives


Being a signatory State to Chicago convention of ICAO. Sri Lanka complies with Air Traffic Rules and Procedure in conformity with ICAO standards & Recommended practices (SARPS) which are regulated by the Director General of Civil Aviation.


AASL fulfill this requirement on behalf of the Sate being appointed as the sole Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP).


Air Navigation Services (ANS) Division operates as a key player of the entire Organization of AASL in its aims and objectives, obligations and corporate strategies. The ANS Division in addition to the provision of Air Traffic Management/Control Service in accordance with ICAO SARPS is also responsible for the two supportive services namely Aeronautical Communication Service and Aeronautical Information Service as well with the objective of ensuring safe, expeditious, orderly, efficient and economical flow of Air Traffic into and out of BIA as well as throughout the Sri Lankan Airspace / Colombo Flight Information Region (FIR) in accordance with all Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPS) of International civil Aviation organization (ICAO).

 

The division carries out its core functions through Aerodrome Control Tower, Approach Radar Control Centre, Aero Come Centre, AIS Headquarters, International NOTAM Office (NOF) and AISAerodrome  Briefing / ARO units situated at BIAC, Katunayake and the Aerodrome Control Tower, Area Control Centre, Flight Information Centre, Aeronautical Communication Centre (AMSC & Aero Mobile )  and AIS Aerodrome Unit situated at  Colombo Airport, Ratmalana.

 

The General Offices located at BIA and Ratmalana provide supportive services in the discharge of the operational and administrative functions of the Division.

 

Maintaining and up-keeping the standard and the quality of these services either in par with or better than those within the region in terms of infra-structure/equipment, human resources and procedures, this division continues to provide a more than satisfactory service to airlines operating to and across Sri Lanka at present whilst attracting more and more airlines thereby directly contributing towards achieving overall long term corporate objectives of the organization.

 

Sri Lankan Air Space / Colombo Flight Information Region (FIR)

Lateral Boundaries

 

100000N 0800000E - 100000N 0820000E -
060000N 0920000E - 020000S 0920000E -
020000S 0780000E - 060000N 0780000E -
100000N 0800000E

 

(Excluding areas delegated to Sri Lanka by India)


   
Vertical Limits from Ground to Flight Level 460 ( approx. 46000 ft)      
Square Area Approx 97500 square kilometers      

Controlled Airspace

     
  Neighboring FIRS      
India (Chennai)
     
Maldives (Male`)      
Indonesia (Medan /Jakarta)      

Australia (Melbourne)

 

     
  Operational Units      

Air Traffic Control Department

 

     
  Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)      
BIA Control Tower      
Approach Radar Control Center      
         

 

BIA Control Tower controls all aircraft departing from & arriving to BIA on ground from the Aircraft parking Stand to its Take-off from runway and vice versa after landing on Runway, on air between ground and 4000 feet within a radius of 10 nm from BIA. It not only provides separation to aircraft from one another and/or from terrain, but also vital information viz. local and en-route weather, hazardous information (if any) and alerting service if/when in distress.

 

Approach Radar Control Center takes-over traffic departing BIA and/or Ratmalana Airports passing 4000 feet or 10 nm or even earlier in order to provide more efficient and expeditious Air Traffic Control Service using Mono-pulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) equipment installed at BIA and hands them over to Colombo Area Control Centre when passing 15000 feet or reaching 60 nm from BIA.

 

Conversely the arriving aircraft are taken-over from Colombo Area Control Centre when passing 15000 feet or reaching 60 nm from BIA and handed-over to BIA or Ratmalana Control tower within the vicinity of the airport or in most instances on Final Approach to Land. All aircraft transiting the area of 60 nm of Katunayake below 15000 ft are also provided with Air Traffic Control Service. In addition to providing safety to all these aircraft an overall air surveillance across the Radar Coverage is also within its purview whilst Radar Flight Information Service and Alerting Service are also provided where appropriate.

 

 

    Colombo Airport Ratmalana  
       
  Control Tower  
  Area Control Center (ACC)  
  Flight Information Center (FIC) co-located with ACC  
  Rescue Co-ordination center (RCC) co-located with he ACC  

 

 

Ratmalana Control Tower controls all aircraft departing from & arriving to Ratmalana on ground from the Aircraft parking Stand to its Take-off from runway and vice versa after landing on Runway, on air between ground and 4000 feet within a radius of 10 nm from Ratmalana. It not only provides separation to aircraft from one another and/or from terrain, but also vital information viz. local and en-route weather, hazardous information (if any) and alerting service if/when in distress.

 

Area Control Centre (ACC) takes-over departing air traffic from Approach Radar Control Centre in order to provide separation between aircraft before handing them-over to the adjacent Area Control Centres in Chennai or Trivandrum in India, Male` in the Maldives, Jakarta in Indonesia or Melbourne in Australia. Conversely all arriving air traffic taken-over from the above adjacent ACCs are handed-over to Approach Radar Control Centre when they are within 60 nm of Katunayake approaching 15000 feet descending to approach and land at BIA. Two (02) Sectors have been identified within ACC , namely Terminal Control Area (TMA) and Oceanic Control (OCP) to control aircraft flying over land and ocean respectively.

 

Flight Information Service (FIC) is co-located with the ACC in order to provide Flight Information Service to all flights within Sri Lankan airspace / Colombo Flight Information Region (FIR). It constantly coordinates with all adjacent FICs in order to provide an uninterrupted service to all flights.

 

Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) is also co-located with the ACC and activated whenever a necessity arises for the Search and Rescue Service mission in or around Sri Lankan Airspace / Colombo FIR. SAR Activities are coordinated with local agencies as well as international organizations in order to endeavor successful rescue missions in respect of aircraft and/or vessels within the region.

 

 

  Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) Department  
       
    Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)  
       
  Aeronautical Information Service Headquarters  
  International NOTAM Office  
  AIS Aerodrome Briefing Unit  

 

 

Aeronautical Information Service Headquarters located at BIA performs the functions that include the management of the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) of Sri Lanka, issuance of Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs) , updatings in accordance with ICAO Recommendations, Quality Management, Data on Maps & Charts, Statistics and Library.

 


International NOTAM Office (NOF) located at BIA is responsible for the issuance of all NOTAMs in respect of activities in Sri Lanka under the guidance of Head of Air Navigation Services and the direction of the Director General of Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka. It also collects and tabulates all NOTAMs in respect of aerodromes and airspaces relevant to the users of BIA and Sri Lankan Airspace and make folders of same available for airlines for peruse

 


AIS Aerodrome Briefing Unit at BIA serves the AIS needs of all users of BIA that includes information pertinent to intended destinations and other airspaces en-route enabling them to gather all required information round-the-clock for the operation of their respective flights. An Automated Pre-Flight Information Bulletin (PIB) is expected to be available shortly.

 

 

    Colombo Airport Ratmalana  
       
  AIS Aerodrome Briefing Office  

 

 

AIS Aerodrome Briefing Unit at Colombo Airport Ratmalana serves the AIS needs of users of Ratmalana Airport who operate domestic flights to and from Ratmalana that includes General Aviation and Sri Lanka Air Force . Services are available from 0845 to 1645 hrs on weekdays where all their AIS needs outside this period are met by AIS Aerodrome Briefing Unit at BIA.

 

 

  Aeronautical Communication Department  
       
    Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)  
       
  Aeronautical Communication Centre  
       
    Colombo Airport Ratmalana  
       
  Aero Mobile Centre  
  Message Switching Centre  
 

Statistical & Administrative Units

 

 

 

Main objective of the Aeronautical Communication Operations Department is the provision of telecommunication services and radio aids necessary for safety regularity and efficiency of international air navigation by maintaining standards and practices recommended by the ICAO.

 

Primary task of Aeronautical Fixed Service is exchanging of Aeronautical messages worldwide between Aeronautical Fixed Stations nationally and internationally for safety or Air Navigation and for economical operation of air services.

 

Main AFTN switching center is established at Ratmalana Airport and is directly connected to worldwide through Mumbai, Singapore and Maldives and is also connected nationally to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for exchange of necessary information over the network. Messages pertaining to distress, Flight safety, Flight regularity, air traffic services, administration, over-flying, landing, refuel stops, ferry flights, ambulance flights, charter flights, aviation security, customs and immigration are received through main receiving terminals at BIA and disseminated according to priority classifications to its recipients.

 

Aeronautical mobile service also established at Ratmalana Airport is equipped with long range HF radio equipment for the exchange of flight information pertaining to inbound, outbound and over flying aircraft operating round the clock within and outside flight information region (FIR) assigned to Sri Lanka beyond the VHF coverage .

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 


Head of Air Navigation Services is in charge of all three Departments

under the purview of the Division.

 

  Telephone no. +94-11-2264200 or +94-11-2252062  
  Fax no. +94-11-2252062  
  E-mail head.ans@airport.lk  
       
  Address Head of Air Navigation Services  
    Airport and Aviation Services (SL) Ltd.,
Bandaranaike International Airport - Colombo,
Katunayake.