Air Navigation Services
The Bermuda Airport Authority provides a range of essential air navigation services at the L.F. Wade International Airport, including air traffic control, ground electronics, Bermuda weather and aeronautical information services. The Authority also oversees the delivery of airport rescue and firefighting services provided under an agreement with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services.
The Airport Authority’s management and staff and those working within the navigation services units are critical to airport operations. Air traffic control, operating with a complement of six employees, guide aircraft in and out of Bermuda and liaise with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facility in New York to coordinate safe air travel. Ground electronics operates and maintains all navigation equipment at the Airport including surveillance radar used by the FAA to control aircraft arriving, departing and flying over Bermuda.
The Weather Service operating 24-hours, 365 days with a staff of 13 provides important data to the local and international aviation community and Bermuda residents. Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services are always on hand to service scheduled aircraft flying in and out of Bermuda and deal with emergency situations, including those requiring unscheduled flight diversions to Bermuda.
The Bermuda Airport Authority also oversees Bermuda’s agreement with the FAA, as well as the operation and maintenance of a network of monitoring stations for the United Nations Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization that monitors the planet for evidence of nuclear explosions.