What

Malta Air Traffic Services (MATS) Ltd. is a registered limited liability company that provides Air Navigation Service Provision (ANSP) to the Maltese FIR. (even called UIR).

With the Government of Malta as the main shareholder of the Company, MATS assumed control of all air traffic, technical support services for all the CNS infrastructure and also provision of AIM services  within the (FIR) as from 1st January 2002 in accordance with the Air Navigation License granted by the Civil Aviation Directorate of Transport Malta (TM-CAD). MATS is a completely independent Air Navigation services organisation, it is regulated in line with SES rules by the local aviation regulator TM-CAD, under EASA.

As from the same date, MATS also assumed responsibility for all assets previously owned and operated in the provision of ATC and ancillary services.  MATS is also certified under the provision of SES as “providers of communication, navigation or surveillance services” (EC 1035/2011)

MATS provides air traffic services to commercial and military aircraft, flying in the Malta Flight Information Region (lower & upper), a delegated airspace, Search and Rescue services, terminal and aerodrome services for the Malta International Airport.  It also provides Aeronautical Information Services and is certified as an ATC training organisation.

As an organization, MATS has a fully-fledged Safety, Quality and Security Management section which ensures that al the MATS management systems are managed under the Integrated Management System.  The same section manages the regulatory compliance of the organisation internally and with external stake holders.

MATS is an ISO 9001-2015 certified organisation

Besides an active member of the Blue Med FAB, during the last years, MATS has successfully ventured, in projects, amongst them TEN-T, Horizon 2020, SESAR and local R&D initiatives.