Austro Control GmbH

Organisation Overview

Austro Control is one of Europe’s leading air traffic control organisations. There are as many as 4,000 controlled flights in Austrian airspace on some days. 

Austro Control’s key task is maintaining safe, punctual, efficient and environmentally friendly air traffic round the clock, 365 days a year. In 2011, there were more than 1.1 million flight movements in Austrian airspace. 

Austro Control is a limited company (plc) owned by the Austrian government that grew from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (corporatised on 1 January 1994). The company received Single European Sky certification in December 2006, and is thus entitled in principle to provide air traffic control services throughout the EU. With a workforce of about 1000, Austro Control is responsible for maintaining top quality standards in terms of safety, punctuality and convenience for airlines and passengers. 

Austro Control has two main functions, performed by separate divisions. The Air Navigation Services Division largely comprises operational functions, while the Aviation Agency is responsible for regulatory matters.

No. of Towers operated:6 
No. of ACCs:1
No. of Employees:1,067
Total ATCOs:320

Membership type: Full Member
Membership status: Full Member
CEO: Dr. Heinz Sommerbauer
Head office: Schnirchgasse 11, A-1030 Wien
Country: Austria
Telephone number: +43 (5) 1703 0
Fax number: +43 (5) 1703 9106

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