Long considered to be among the “Big Five” in Europe for operational performance and innovation, the ENAV Group is a fundamental component of the international Air Traffic Management system (hereinafter, ATM).
If one were to ask a passenger waiting to board a plane what his or her expectations were concerning their flight, the response would likely be “good inflight service and on-time arrival.” In fact, “landing safe and sound” is much more than an expectation, it’s an assumption that is taken for granted. In order for safety to be an intrinsic characteristic of air transport, it must be the result of hard work and dedication on the part of those who place safety at the centre of their daily activities. This assumption forms the basis of ENAV’s mission: to guarantee safety and punctuality to the millions of passengers that fly in Italian airspace and to contribute to the growth of national and European air transport through ongoing efficiency and innovation. This aspect, together with the activities relating to security and to the reduction in airlines’ environmental impact (which will be discussed in detail in the coming pages) makes ENAV a company that places sustainability and social awareness at the heart of its business. ENAV’s controlling shareholder is the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, which holds a 53% stake, and it is supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport .ENAV is the only operator in Italy that handles civilian air traffic control.
With 4,114 employees, it offers safety and punctuality to nearly 1.96 million flights per year, 24 hours a day, providing all the services involved in air navigation to aircrafts that fly in Italy. From its Control Towers at 45 airports, ENAV manages the take-offs, landings and ground movements of aircraft. From its 4 area control centres, it provides navigation assistance to all aircraft en route, whether for overflight or for landing at one of Italy’s airports.
Long considered to be among the “Big Five” in Europe for operational performance and innovation, the ENAV Group is a fundamental component of the international Air Traffic Management system (hereinafter, ATM). It participates in research and development in coordination with the national and international control bodies of the sector. It is also one of the main players in the implementation of the Single European Sky programme, the purpose of which is to harmonise air traffic management throughout the European Union with the aim of enhancing the safety and efficiency of continental air transport. For years the ENAV Group has also been committed to protecting the environment thanks to its constant optimisation of routes to reduce the fuel consumption of aircraft and the use of innovative technologies that improve the efficiency of its own infrastructures.
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