The activities of the ENAV Group

Air traffic control

ENAV provides air navigation assistance to all aircraft en route, whether for overflight of the Country or landing to one of its airport, through the four Area Control Centres (ACC) of Rome, Milan, Padua and Brindisi; each has clearly defined airspace jurisdiction. In addition, it is responsible for air navigation services at 45 Italian civil airports where it handles take-offs, landings and on ground movement of aircraft from the control towers.

Air space design

ENAV's responsibility is to supervise the organisation of airspace through the design of flight procedures, both conventional and satellite navigational, and the definition of a system of routes appropriate for the fulfilment of the objectives of safety, capacity, environment, flight efficiency and cost containment.


weather reports and forecasts of meteorological conditions are released in real time on international networks and telecommunications. Observation bulletins and weather messages for synoptic meteorology are issued from airport weather stations, hourly or half-hourly, as provided by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Aeronautical Information

ENAV provides an aeronautical information services to to flight crew by collecting, disseminating and updating information over the whole of Italy.. Essential aeronautical information for navigators is released through the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (IAIP), which is also available on the institutional website:

Flight Inspection

Thanks to its air fleet, ENAV guarantees the continuous monitoring of the national radio aids that provide the pilot with information about the exact position of the aircraft. The continuous verification of the accuracy of the radio electric signals make it possible to fly in total safety.

Engineering and Maintenance

Planning, realisation and operation of the entire technological infrastructure necessary for flight assistance. The planning activities are integrated with standardisation and development processes at an international level, and with numerous joint projects with other service providers. Techno Sky provides services related to the management and maintenance of air traffic control equipment and systems.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation are centralised at a European level within the SESAR programme, Single European Sky ATM Research. In close coordination with the European Commission, ENAV participates in multiple projects aimed at defining and verifying new operational concepts, technologies and systems, with the aim of improving the capacity and performance of the international system of air navigation services.


It is the only Company in Italy authorised to select, train and update the different professional profiles that operate in the civil air traffic control services. ENAV Academy assures high level specialist training, providing both initial training and continuous staff updating.