About SE „Oro navigacija“
SE “Oro navigacija” is the sole provider of the air traffic services, the communications, navigation and surveillance services and the aeronautical information services in the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania for the needs of civil aviation in peacetime. Also, the enterprise is involved in organization and coordination of search and rescue operations in the event of an aircraft accident or emergency.
Šiauliai Air Traffic Control Centre
Šiauliai Air Traffic Control Centre employs 8 air traffic controllers.
The particularity of work at this centre is determined by Šiauliai joint-use civil/military aerodrome, in which civil and military aircraft (of the Lithuanian Air Force and the NATO air-policing aircraft) operate.
The main runway is 3,500 metres long. Šiauliai aerodrome is the only one, where SE Oro navigacija’s air traffic controllers render services to military aircraft. They face a serious challenge of learning special procedures for military air traffic control. Moreover, to many controllers this centre has become the first step in their career.