Air traffic management is a specialist field, and notably not an area that just anyone can step into and immediately oversee. With all manner of factors for a management team to consider, airport stakeholders often enlist the help of experts to oversee this undoubtedly complex area. Within this beginner’s guide to air traffic management, we will introduce you to the foundations of the role, and how the professionals at Straten CSL are best-placed to serve you – taking complex, technical information and explaining in a format that all can understand.

A one size fits all approach doesn’t work. So read on and let us help you deliver your individual project on time and within budget.

Aircraft on landing approach

What Is Air Traffic Management?
Air traffic management is just as complex as it seems, constituting many intricate and interdependent elements, often overseen by a sizable team with set roles. Experts in air traffic management must carry a great deal of practical experience in the field, and will be responsible for everything from carrying out operational and regulatory audits to validating costs against operational requirements. Meeting legal and commercial requirements, the primary objective of an air traffic specialist will be to regulate the flow of aircraft as efficiently and safely as possible.

A Crucial Measure
Crucial when considering the potential hazards of poorly managed air traffic, the movement of aircraft safely and efficiently through the airspace system is imperative. Controllers will be responsible for keeping aircraft set distances apart, using pre-planned routes so individuals can navigate from point A to Point B without hassle. Not only the navigational aspect, air traffic management may include airspace impact studies, operations and regulatory reports in addition to safety and risk management

Optimising Safety
Safety measures will again largely depend on the environment, with the provision of facilities and services likely to vary from location to location. Involving both airborne and ground-based functions, air traffic control, flight information services and communication with appropriate bodies will all be overseen by traffic management stakeholders, with the safe and orderly flow of air traffic as an overall goal. Complex and confusing to the untrained eye, enlisting the help of a qualified company is integral to safety and success.

The Bottom Line
With over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry, our expansive knowledge in the field of Air Traffic Management is the key to continued service. Rectify operational and regulatory audits, have a keen and watchful eye carry out aviation impact assessments or aeronautical studies, and receive plenty of beneficial advice directly to you. Accredited members of the British Aviation Group, TC Alliance and AMENA Africa, we’re backed by the IIRSM and BCI – bringing forth the future of aviation in The United Kingdom.​

At Straten CSL, we are your specialist aviation consultants, providing a wide range of support services to airports and developers. Operational airspace within an airport is likely to be varied and complex, requiring expert knowledge and experience to fit safely into surroundings, so trust us to offer a helping hand. From aviation regulatory compliance to airspace planning, contact our friendly team today.