Welcome to Albcontrol

ALBCONTROL is a 100% state owned joint stock company, property of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism and Entrepreneurship.

ALBCONTROL was established in 1992 as state-owned enterprise and it was transformed into a joint stock company under the name of National Air Traffic Agency on February the 3rd, 1999. ALBCONTROL manages and controls the airspace of Albania (FIR) in accordance with the international standards of air navigation.

Since 2003 ALBCONTROL is a member of EUROCONTROL, joints CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) in 2009 and starting from January 2016 it is a full member of CANSO Europe Region.

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Launching of the NewPENS contract

On April 17th 2018, EUROCONTROL and 41 industry partners, mostly air navigation service providers, launched a new contract with British Telecom, for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS). The total value of the contract is estimated more than €50 million for a duration of 10 years.

“The new, ultra-resilient network will connect around 100 locations across 47 countries in the EUROCONTROL area and neighboring countries. It can be used by all air traffic management (ATM) stakeholders to transfer business-critical data reliably, securely and safely in a cost-efficient way.”

NewPENS is the successor of PENS, which was launched in December 2009.

Over the last 3 years ALBCONTROL technical and managerial staff was intensively involved in this huge European project. Our team was a proactive actor of the voluminous effort done by working groups, and also part of the Executive Board of New PENS, proudly representing our company in the international arena.

Tirana, April 19, 2018