Keflavik Airport Receives ANSP certification for Air Traffic Services at the Airport
Isavia Ltd. (Isavia ohf.) has been certified as the air navigation service provider for Keflavik International Airport. Recently Jón Gunnar Jónsson, Director General of the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), formally handed over a certificate to that effect to Anna Björk Bjarnadóttir, Chief Service and Operations Officer at Isavia. The certificate was given to Isavia after a prior approval process. With this change, Isavia Ltd. will both manage the daily operation and professional supervision of the air traffic services at Keflavik Airport. In addition, there will be continued close cooperation with Isavia ANS, an Isavia Ltd. subsidiary which provides air navigation services to domestic and foreign airlines operating within the Reykjavik Control Area. The cooperation will center on the operation of the business and synergy in the operation of both companies will continue through a service agreement.
Jón Gunnar Jónsson, Director General of the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), and Anna Björk Bjarnadóttir, Chief Service and Operations Officer at Isavia.
Isavia ANS was formerly an integrated part of Isavia Ltd., but in 2019, organizational changes were made to the company where a subsidiary, Isavia ANS, was established for air navigation. At that time, the decision was made to have Keflavik Airport air traffic services as a full part of the daily operations at Isavia Ltd. That way, all the main aspects of the operation at Keflavik Airport would be within the parent company and therefore in one place. The daily operation of the Keflavik Airport tower has been in the hands of the Service & Operations Department at Isavia Ltd., while professional supervision has been in the hands of Isavia ANS.
With these changes, the Service & Operations Department will be responsible for the management of air traffic at Keflavik Airport and the surrounding airspace. The airspace extends from the ground up to 3000 feet. The service is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and the largest group of employees are air traffic controllers and air traffic controllers assitants.
This project has been carried forward in good cooperation between Isavia Ltd., Isavia ANS and the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA).
From left: Jón Gunnar Jónsson, Director General of the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), Hlín Hólm, Head of ANS, Infrastructure and Navigation at the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), Þröstur Jónsson, Inspector ANS, Infrastructure and Navigation at the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), Anna Björk Bjarnadóttir, Chief Service and Operations Office at Isavia, Helga R. Eyjólfsdóttir, Director of Safety Management at Isavia, and Júlía Guðbjörnsdóttir, Compliance Manager at Isavia.