Air Navigation Services
Air Navigation Services (ANS) Department is responsible for the Regulation, Monitoring, Inspection, Certification and general Safety Oversight of the Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) within the Republic of Kosovo. It ensures that safety regulations and standards for ANSPs are in line with ICAO standards and recommended practices, EU aviation acquis, including EUROCONTROL rules.
According to Law 03/L-051 on Civil Aviation, CAAK is designated as the National Supervisory Authority (NSA) as provided for in Regulation (EC) No. 549/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004, which establishes the framework for the creation of the Single European Sky. The ANS department performs all the NSA duties and tasks on behalf of the CAA.
As such, this departments is responsible for Certification and subsequently the Safety Oversights of the ANSPs within the Republic of Kosovo, which provide the following Services:
- Air Traffic Management (ATM)
- Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS);
- Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) and
- Meteorological Service (METEO).
The ANS Department is furthermore responsible for Certification of Training Organizations that provide initial and refresher training to Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO) and the continuous oversight of training systems put in place to maintain the competency of ATCOs. The ANS department is also responsible for ATCO licensing and approval of unit training plans and unit competency schemes.
The ANS Department ensures that aeronautical information are published in Kosovo Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and are in place for use by air operators operating in Kosovo airspace.