Varna ATC centre
The Varna Airport ATC Centre (Varna ATC Centre) is a structural unit of BULATSA providing air traffic services in the Terminal Control Area (TMA) and in the Control Zone (CTR) of Varna Airport. The Varna ATC Centre ensures, operates and maintains in accordance with the standards and recommended practices of ICAO the equipment and systems used in the communication, navigation, surveillance, aeronautical-informational, meteorological, and energy provision of flights and the supporting infrastructure.
In performing its operations, Varna ATC Centre interacts with BULATSA Headquarters, Burgas Airport ATC Centre, Sofia Air Traffic Control Centre, the Airspace Management Cell, the Varna Airport Operator and with other organizations in line with their competences.
Varna ATC Centre is structurally made up of management and the following 3 divisions – Operations, Operational Systems and Finance, Accounting and Support activities.
The ATS units of Varna ATC Centre are the Aerodrome Control Tower (Varna TWR) and the Approach Control unit (Varna APP).
Varna TWR and Varna APP are equipped with a new automated ATM System, the SATCAS v. 3 System, which possesses a number of functionalities that make it one of the most advanced ATC systems in Europe.
Varna TWR provides procedural air traffic services in Varna CTR, including aerodrome traffic control, flight information service and alerting service.
Varna APP provides radar air traffic services in Varna TMA, including approach control service, flight information service and alerting service.
18 068 movements were controlled at Varna Airport in 2018, mostly during the high summer season. 5700 aircraft overflying the Bulgarian controlled airspace were serviced as well.