AZANS, Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services Department of “Azerbaijan Hava Yollari” CJSC, was established in 1996 and is the responsible body for ATC within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic.
The airspace of the Azerbaijan Republic is 165,400 sq. km, 86,600 of which is land and 78,000 sq. km is above the Caspian sea area. The route network within the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic amounts to around 8000km.
Azerbaijan is farthest ECAC Member State to the east of Europe bordering with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Russia from the north and east, the Islamic Republic of Iran from the south, and Georgia, Armenia and Turkey from the west.
The goals of the enterprise’s activities include:
- Guarantee high-quality air navigation services to international standards;
- To flexibly utilise new international standards and recommendations, develop and modernise technical systems and information services;
- Train and equip qualified personnel;
- Provide quick and high quality information that meets the demands of operators.
AZANS is playing a proactive role in regional and international co-operation in air traffic control. In addition to ICAO and ECAC membership, Azerbaijan is a CANSO Member and was one of co-founders of the Regional ANSP’s Development Association RADA.
Azerbaijan is a member of: ICAO, IATA, ECAC, IAC, CANSO, JAA, ATCA, IKSANO, and is on its way to becoming a member of EUROCONTROL.
No. of Towers Operated: 6
No. of ACCs: 2
No. of Employees: 660
Total number of ATCOs: 180