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) . 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. 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.