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.
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.
Working place of a flight operations director.
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.
The equipment does not look very innovative but it’s in a good working condition.
Canteen in the 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.
General view of the working place
Air situation display
Touch screen panel of emergency communication
Strips printing device
Strips contain all necessary information about the flight and the plane.