The flight inspection service to increase safety in flight

In line with the objective of putting the airlines in the condition of flying in compliance with the highest levels of safety, the Flight Inspection service, through special equipment on board, is able to measure and then calibrate the surveying of radio navigation. ENAV carries out continuous control of national radio aids (Radar, VOR, DME, VDF, ILS etc.) through its own air fleet with the knowledge that the continuous verification of the accuracy of these signals make it possible to fly in total safety

General objectives:

  • to fulfil the obligations of diligence and guarantees imposed by international, European and national regulations to safeguard the goods and interests of primary rank involved in the provision of air navigation services;
  • to protect personnel, infrastructures, and technological systems from acts of illicit interference and actions or events, whether or not deliberate, that may interfere with the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information.

The activity is carried out by 14 pilots and 7 technicians on board (FIO) through a fleet of Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II aircraft owned by ENAV. The crew is usually composed of 2 pilots and 1 FIO, averaging 1800 flying hours/year. These specially equipped aircraft can perform in-flight checks without the need for ground-based apparatus, obtaining results in real time and always as per international norms.

ENAV flight inspection sector is also involved in research.; the aircraft in the fleet, if necessary, can act as a innovative laboratory, where to carry outtests, to try out and check new ATM projects.

The high level of performance achieved by the radio navigation service is also evidenced by the fact that in 2016/2017, about half of the flight activity produced was sold to external customers, and almost 80% to foreign customers.

+ THAN 1,800

 HOURS OF FLIGHT IN 2017 
(OF WHICH MORE THAN 50% ON FOREIGN TERRITORY)

24

THE AVERAGE TIME TO RESPONSE ON SPECIAL MEASURES IN HOURS