At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

The decision to build a new traffic control centre was made in 1973. Necessary equipment was imported from Sweden. The object was complete in 1980 and put into service in 1981.

Air streams many hundreds kilometres away from Moscow have been controlled by the centre for more than 30 (!) years.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

The centre consists of an airfield dispatch centre and a regional dispatch centre. The first one controls the space 100 km beyond Moscow and has 9 sectors. Each sector has its own geographical position and altitude.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Working place of a flight operations director.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Regional Dispatch Centre controls traffic on air paths. Sectors of this centre are much bigger than those of the airfield dispatch centre.

Working place of a flight operations director in the RDC.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

The equipment does not look very innovative but it’s in a good working condition.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Canteen in the centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

 

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

A bit more detailed about the working place of an air traffic controller.

The panel is for two persons: radar controller and procedural controller. It’s the real crew. Too much depends on their¬†psychological compatibility and experience of collaboration. They should understand a single gesture of each other.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

General view of the working place

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Air situation display

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Functional keyboard

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Communication panel

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Touch screen panel of emergency communication

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Strips printing device

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Strips contain all necessary information about the flight and the plane.

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Earrings

At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre

Location: Moscow

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6 thoughts on “At the Moscow Air Traffic Control Centre”

  1. lol, “imported from Sweden”… So much for all of those Soviet 5 year plans and the goal of achieving parity with or even dominance over the West. It didn’t work. Time and again the Soviets had to turn to the West when they needed the best equipment they could get.

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    • Most of the so-called ‘western world’ is either bordering on or are already in recession. So I wouldn’t brag so much about “better equipment” if I were you, especially considering that a sixth of all your imports are from China (who are widely renown for their design and manufacturing of superior equipment).

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  2. Quite an impressive ATC. These employees have the lives of many thousands of people in their hands. We have come a long way and I am very glad that Russia is handling air traffic with such equipment.

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  3. I disagree with the negative comments as there are enough recriminations for all. This facility is impressive and I like it very much without regard to where the equipment came from although I was hoping to see Russian gear. No matter, is the implementation and staff that makes it useful whether it is USA or Russian effort. Yes the new Chinese radars, all CW on 2450 perhaps? Very funny but look into their military and industrial equipment, it seems satisfactory for their purposes We don’t get to see it much so it is unfair to judge it by the standard of consumer toys.

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