RVA Core Offerings


In addition to our 500 plus operational air traffic controllers, RVA employs some of the most seasoned executives in the air traffic control industry. Our vast air traffic control experience has enabled RVA to naturally transition into ramp tower operations. Since 2006, RVA has provided ramp tower services to a number of airports including Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We also provide metering services at John F. Kennedy International Airport and deicing management services at LaGuardia International Airport. Our operational staff maintains close coordination with gate control personnel and the respective FAA air traffic control tower to ensure ramp tower operations support and complement the FAA’s flow of aircraft on the airport.

RVA’s staff has extensive experience in ensuring operations are conducted in compliance with applicable FAA publications/regulations. The ramp tower services provided by RVA staff are at all times compliant with FAA orders 7110.65, 7210.3, 7210.56 and 8020.11 in support of FAA traffic management initiatives.

Our ramp tower program provides:

  • Aircraft sequencing on non-movement areas
  • Taxi/communications transfer
  • Monitoring of assigned radio frequencies
  • Monitoring of taxiing aircraft visually and/or via Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE)
  • Concise instructions to guide aircrews to assigned gates or parking areas
  • Repositioning of aircraft from gates to holding areas as necessary
  • Engine start approval
  • Pushback approval and instructions
  • Taxi route instructions
  • Updated information that may be relayed from the company or appropriate authority and relaying of information from the pilot to the company, as appropriate

Ancillary services include providing:

  • ASOS information
  • ATIS code
  • Altimeter setting
  • RVR reading
  • Wind direction and speed
  • EDCT and ground stop times


Benefits derived from our ramp tower program are realized by both the airport and the air carriers.

The airports enjoy:

  • Enhanced ground movement safety
  • Better optimization of ramp space
  • A structured operating environment
  • Professional services
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Whereas the air carriers benefit through:

  • Predictable turn times
  • More predictable on- and off-gate times
  • Reduced risk by operating in a safer environment
  • Fuel savings

Current Contracts

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

  • Over 306,000 annual flight operations
  • RVA handles over 1,000 daily ground operations
  • Over 11 million passengers annually

John F. Kennedy International Airport
(Subcontractor to Saab-Sensis to provide metering services and to operate the Saab-Sensis surface management system)

  • 422,000 annual flight operations
  • 1,200 operations per day
  • 50.4 million passengers annually
  • 26.6 million international passengers
  • 1.3 million tons of cargo
  • Serves 80 airlines

LaGuardia International Airport
(Subcontractor to Saab-Sensis to provide deicing services and to operate the Saab-Sensis surface management system)

  • 369,015 annual flight operations
  • 1,011 operations per day
  • 4 million passengers annually
  • 8 million international passengers
  • 7 million tons of cargo
  • Serves 31 airlines

Former Contracts

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (2006-2016)

  • Over 340,000 annual flight operations
  • Airport provided services to 70 air carriers
  • RVA handled over 1,200 daily ground operations
  • Over 14 million passengers annually


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