Air Navigation & Aerodrome Division
The role of the Air Navigation & Aerodrome Division is to handle administration and oversight of air navigation, aerodromes, and aviation security in Iceland. Included here are issues such as granting of certificates, authorisations, and designation of air navigation service providers. The Division also provides advice in the preparation of the national transport plan and related projects, and actively participates in the implementation and development of regulations and requirements.
Aerodromes include international aerodromes as well as general aerodromes and landing strips. Air navigation services consist of air traffic services; meteorological services; aeronautical information services; and communication-, navigation-, and surveillance services.
The Air Navigation and Aerodrome Division is a new division within the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration (ICAA). The Division was established in the wake of great changes which have taken place in this field in Iceland as well as internationally, where the service role (of the Icelandic state) has been separated from administration and supervisory roles. This formally took place in Iceland on 1.1.2007, with amendments to acts.
The requirements which Icelandic air navigation and aerodromes abide by can in large part be traced to the European Community, as Iceland is a member of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and a part of the Single European Sky (SES) through the agreement on the European Economic Area. Requirements which aerodromes and aviation security abide by have been coordinated with requirements of the European Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) which Iceland is a member of.
International communication and cooperation in relation to these issues is a large part of the operations of the Division.
The Air Navigation & Aerodrome Division is divided into two sections; the Air Navigation Section and the Aerodrome and Security Section. A group of specialists with varied backgrounds, education, and experience work within the Division.
Reynir Sigurðsson, Director of Air Navigation & Aerodrome Division
Direct line: +354 569 4345
Fax: +354 562 3619
The Director of the Air Navigation and Aerodrome Division is Reynir Sigurðsson. Reynir has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a degree in business and operation management from the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Iceland. Reynir comes from the Reykjavik Fibre Network (Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur) where he managed the project management office. Earlier, he worked on air navigation and aerodrome issues as an employee of the Danish consulting service Integra Consult A/S until 2006, and in the Systems Operations Section of the Air Traffic Control Division at the ICAA in the 1980s. Reynir again began work at the ICAA in 2008.