Boeing will conduct an audit of the new structure of the Moscow air hub

Boeing provides their auditing for free, “because the company sells a very large number of aircraft in Russia”, said the head of state Corporation on air traffic management (ATM) Igor Moiseenko.

MOSCOW, 10 Dec. Jeppesen, a subsidiary of a U.S. aircraft Corporation Boeing is engaged to audit the new system of air traffic in the Moscow area, free of charge, told reporters the head of the state Corporation for air traffic management (ATM) Igor Moiseenko.

“This is the instruction on attraction to the audit of the newly created structure (the organization of air traffic in the Moscow air zone — ed.) the Jeppesen is subsidiary of Boeing. The audit was conducted by them, and then comments were made, now the next version is being developed to take into account all requirements and wishes of the airspace users, to provide the most comfortable and acceptable for flight conditions, and at the same time to balance between savings and security” — said Moiseenko.

According to him, Boeing provides its audit for free, “because they sell a very large number of aircraft in the Russian Federation”.

Moiseenko noted that the state ATM Corporation in the new structure is working to reduce the number of constraints and forbidden zones.

“In connection with these changes, we optimize and use as short as possible and flexible itineraries to the airlines… the structure (which is used now — ed.) of air space created by “CERCAS” (now ATM in the Moscow area is carried out by the Swedish automated system for air traffic control, commissioned in 1981 and upgraded many times, the original service life of this system expired in 1996 — ed.), which will be next year 35 years,” he said.

A new airspace structure will be tied to a new system of air traffic control tests which are carried out at the moment, and commissioning, according to representatives of the developer — EKO of the concern “Almaz-Antey”, is scheduled for early next year.

“The structure must meet all international requirements, as is done in the context of creating seamless airspace. The point of this is to anywhere in the world and in the airspace of the Russian Federation the crew of the aircraft felt like home,” — said Moiseenko.

Air traffic management in accordance with the new structure will begin only after the audit, coordination with airlines and other stakeholders, as well as the introduction of a new system of air traffic control (ATC).

The first independent audit of the new structure of air space of the Moscow air zone was conducted by Jeppesen in 2013 and confirmed the potential for increased capacity of the Moscow air hub.

In the same year Jeppesen has conducted an audit of airspace, which controls the black sea centre OVD “South air navigation” FSUE “state ATM Corporation” serving Sochi airport (Adler). Based on the conclusions of the audit, the Corporation has developed and successfully implemented plan to air traffic during the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.