Air Navigation Services

Within the ANS, four (4) primary lines of operations work together to ensure that the Authority meets its responsibility of providing and delivering a safe, efficient and responsive aviation system. ANS is responsible for four (4) sub-sections, highlighted below.

ANS provides a bundle of services to aircraft to enable safe and efficient flight from one destination to another.

  •   The ANS Planning and Development (P&D) is a key support and enabler to the Division’s decision making responsibilities in implementing policies, procedures and technologies for achieving ANS operational improvements. Each P&D need includes a broad range of activities; many specific research initiatives which will support a given decision.

  •   Air Traffic Control (ATC) services are provided by licenced Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) for the purpose of: preventing collisions: between aircraft, and on the manoeuvring area between aircraft and obstructions; and expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of air traffic.

   •  The Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) service is the technical backbone of the Air Traffic Management system. It is responsible for planning, installing and maintaining the technical systems used by ATCs and Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Officers.

   •  AIM ensures the flow of aeronautical information/data necessary for safety, regularity and efficiency of international air navigation.  AIM is responsible for collating/assembling, editing, formatting, publishing and distributing aeronautical data to pilots, Air Traffic Control units and other stakeholders. The aeronautical data, depending on the nature of the information, is published and distributed

Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority

"Provision of a Regulatory Framework to facilitate a Safe, Secure and Effective Aviation Industry and Air Navigation Services within the Piarco Flight Information Region"

Official Business Hours: Administrative and

Regulatory Sections: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00am to 4:15pm Fridays: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Closed on Weekends, Public Holidays and after business hours. · Air Navigation Services Operations: 24 hour Service every day including Public Holidays.