Argentina: Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea S.E. (EANA), a subsidiary of Ministry of Transport, has taken over responsibility for managing air traffic control services in Argentina. The company is now planning to invest $121 million on new infrastructure and technology.
EANA has a mission to ensure that aeronautical activity performed within the framework of the Air Navigation Public Service is safe, regular and efficient as per the operational safety guidelines set forth by Argentina’s Civil Aviation Operational Safety Management System.
The company is expected to help promote growth in national as well as international air links by creating the optimum operational conditions. EANA will bring infrastructure and applied technology to the highest levels available, with constant development, and continuous training for its highly-skilled staff.
The Air Navigation Service includes the various functions of Air Traffic Management (ATM) such as Air Traffic Service (ATS); Aeronautical Information Service (AIS); Aeronautical Communications (COM) and, in a future stage, Search and Rescue (SAR), among others.
“We are very excited to take this definitive step as part of EANA’s development by fully taking over the ANS as of today. We are firmly committed to service quality and we shall make our contribution to the overall efficiency of the air transport system. That includes our own efficiency and that of our customers”, said Agustín Rodríguez Grellet, General Manager of EANA S.E. “We want to proudly play a key part in the deep changes ahead and put EANA on a par with the world leaders in the industry”.
For his part, Minister of Transport Guillermo Dietrich stressed the federal government’s commitment to see air traffic doubling in order to provide increased connectivity. EANA is a key component of this transformation.”
The air navigation system, he added, “must achieve efficiency gains in order people can fly more safely and dependably, with reduced flight delays and cancellations. This should allow the airlines to fly more efficiently and, at the same time, encourage new entrants to land here.”
The Board of EANA also includes Alberto A. Guevara as Corporate Affairs Manager and Rubén Lanceta as Head of the Advisory Board.