A virtual centre is a group of air traffic services units (under the responsibility of one or several service providers) operating from different locations. These units use fully standardised methods of operation, information, procedures, technical means and equipment.
The Virtual Centre Model is a plus for operational flexibility, business continuity and cost-effective technical evolution.
The Model has been inspired by the development of aircraft cockpits and by the concept of cloud computing. By virtually consolidating air traffic control centres, we are generating a new paradigm in Air Navigation Services. We are creating a new reality where our customers are at the centre of the entire aviation value chain.