• we work together to keep the skies safe
  • we work together to keep the skies safe
  • we work together to keep the skies safe

FABEC - we work together to keep the skies safe

Since June 2013, the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central, known as FABEC is officially in operation. It comprises the airspace of the six FABEC States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland and is one of the busiest in the world. FABEC handles about six million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.

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Latest Media Releases

  • 03/Oct/2018ATCA awards FABEC for Aviation Traffic Management: FABEC receives award for ground-breaking work
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  • 25/Sep/20185th InterFAB Coordination Meeting: FABEC participates in InterFAB Coordination Meeting: Regional cooperation demonstrates sustainable benefits
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  • 18/Sep/2018FABEC at ATCA Annual: Sharing expertise on air traffic volatility and the impact of climate change on aviation
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  • 11/Sep/2018Adverse Weather: New procedures help optimise air traffic management over the Alps in adverse weather conditions
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  • 30/Jul/2018Seasonably air traffic flow management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions
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  • 02/Jul/2018New record in safely handled traffic - volatility leads to capacity issues
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Performance

FABEC Performance Report 2017

In 2017, FABEC has delivered a high level of service quality in terms of safety, capacity/punctuality and flight efficiency. This is in a nutshell the message provided by the seven FABEC air navigation service providers ANA (Luxembourg), Belgocontrol (Belgium), DFS (Germany), DSNA (France), LVNL (Netherlands), MUAC (EUROCONTROL), and skyguide (Switzerland) in their annual performance report 2017. The report provides factual and detailed information about performance trends in FABEC air traffic management. It highlights that the growing traffic volatility which leads to unexpected shifts of traffic flows and impacts performance can only be solved by a coordinated effort of the entire aviation value chain.

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Inside ANSPs

  • DFS | 04/Dec/2018The first take-offs and landings controlled from DFS Remote Tower Control Centre
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  • DSNA | 19/Nov/2018A new Control Tower at Strasbourg
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  • skeyes | 07/Nov/2018Belgocontrol ceases to exist
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  • DSNA | 09/Apr/2018Airspace changes and advanced Flexible Use of Airspace in the South-West of France
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  • DFS | 29/Mar/2018DFS Group takes over air traffic control in Edinburgh
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  • DFS | 23/Mar/2018Expert knowledge for drone pilots
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Workshop

Baltic FAB and FABEC organised a research workshop "Volatility in Air Traffic and its impact on ATM performance" taking place on 15-16 May 2018 in Warsaw. The conference has being held in partnership with the German Aviation Research society (G.A.R.S.) and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

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Upcoming Events

  • 11/Dec/2018ComCell meeting
    Paris
  • 12/Dec/2018SC OPS/62
    Brussels
  • 12/Dec/2018Standing Committee Operations
    Brussels
  • 12/Dec/2018NSA Committee
    Paris
  • 12/Dec/2018Swiss Yearly Status Report RP2
    Geneva
  • 13/Dec/2018Performance Management Group
    Langen
  • 13/Dec/2018SAF SC/NSA Committee
    Paris, DGAC
  • 14/Dec/2018Airspace Users Meeting
    Paris
  • 15/Jan/2019FABEC Joint FUA Task Force 13
    Langen
  • 30/Jan/20193rd InterFAB Performance Workshop
    Rome
  • 05/Feb/2019RNDSG/96
    ECTL Brussels
  • 07/Feb/201926th Joint RNDSG/ASMSG
    ECTL Brussels
  • 12/Feb/2019FABEC CRM Meeting
    DFS, Langen
  • 14/Feb/2019Social Dialogue Committee
  • 14/Feb/2019ANSP Strategic Board
  • 14/Feb/2019AC 38
    Luxembourg
  • 15/Feb/2019FPC 55
    Luxembourg
  • 19/Feb/20193rd RAD workshop
    tbd
  • 27/Feb/2019NET OPS 23
    Brussels
  • 07/Mar/2019HAC/27
    BEL MoT, Brussels
  • 12/Mar/2019FABEC OPS Theatre, World ATM Congress
    Madrid
  • 19/Mar/2019FABEC Joint FUA Task Force 14
    tbd
  • 20/Mar/2019NDOP 22
    ECTL Brussels
  • 26/Mar/2019SSC
    Brussels
  • 26/Mar/2019FABEC ComCell Meeting
    tbd
  • 28/Mar/2019SCOPS63 & HAG
    Amsterdam
  • 28/Mar/2019FB4C38
    Brussels
  • 03/Apr/2019NMB#24
    ECTL Brussels
  • 10/Apr/2019FPC 56
    NL MOT
  • 11/Apr/20192nd Social Dialogue workshop with the NM
    DFS, Langen
  • 24/Apr/2019RNDSG/97
    ECTL Brussels
  • 26/Apr/201927th Joint RNDSG/ASMSG
    ECTL Brussels
  • 07/May/2019ECAC
    DGCA, Paris
  • 08/May/20192nd Social Dialogue workshop: specific SESAR solutions
    tbd
  • 09/May/2019FABEC Joint FUA Task Force 15
    tbd
  • 14/May/2019Academic Workshop on Air Traffic and Fragmentation
    Budapest
  • 15/May/2019NET OPS 24
    Brussels
  • 20/May/2019ANSP Strategic Board
  • 22/May/2019AC 39
    MoT, Brussels
  • 23/May/2019FB4C39
    Brussels
  • 24/May/2019AD HOC FPC
    Brussels
  • 28/May/2019HAC/28
    BEL MoT, Brussels
  • 05/Jun/2019NDOP 23
    ECTL Brussels
  • 06/Jun/2019FPC 57
    Brussels
  • 13/Jun/2019ECTL PC
    tbd
  • 18/Jun/2019FABEC CRM Meeting
    DSNA, Toulouse
  • 19/Jun/2019FABEC ComCell Meeting
    DSNA, Toulouse
  • 25/Jun/2019SCOPS64 & AOG
    Luxembourg
  • 25/Jun/2019FC17 / ANSCB17
    Luxembourg
  • 03/Jul/2019NMB#25
    ECTL Brussels
  • 09/Jul/2019FABEC Joint FUA Task Force 16
    tbd
  • 28/Aug/2019ECAC
    DGCA, Paris
  • 05/Sep/2019ANSP Strategic Board
  • 10/Sep/2019Joint FABEC ComCell/CRM workshop
    tbd
  • 16/Sep/2019FPC 58
    Brussels
  • 17/Sep/2019AC40/SC OPS
    DSNA, Marseille
  • 19/Sep/2019FB4C40
    Marseille
  • 24/Sep/2019RNDSG/98
    ECTL Brussels
  • 24/Sep/2019ICAO Assembly #40
    tbd
  • 25/Sep/2019SCOPS65 & AC
    Marseille
  • 26/Sep/201928th Joint RNDSG/ASMSG
    ECTL Brussels
  • 16/Oct/2019NET OPS 25
    Brussels
  • 29/Oct/2019FABEC Training Seminar
    DFS, Langen
  • 29/Oct/2019HAC/29
    BEL MoT, Brussels
  • 06/Nov/2019NDOP 24
    ECTL Brussels
  • 07/Nov/2019FABEC CRM Meeting
    tbd
  • 13/Nov/2019FB4C41
    GER MOT
  • 14/Nov/2019AC 41
    MoT, Bonn
  • 21/Nov/2019ANSP Strategic Board
  • 25/Nov/2019FPC 59
    Brussels
  • 26/Nov/2019SSC
    Brussels
  • 28/Nov/2019ECTL PC
    tbd
  • 03/Dec/2019ECAC
    DGCA, Paris
  • 04/Dec/2019NMB#26
    ECTL Brussels
  • 04/Dec/2019FABEC ComCell Meeting
    tbd
  • 12/Dec/2019SCOPS66
    Munich
  • 17/Dec/2019ANSCB
  • 17/Dec/2019FC18 / ANSCB18
    Luxembourg

Operations

FABEC Operations Plan

The optimization of safety, capacity and efficiency is at the core of all FABEC activities. This interactive map gives an overview of on-going or planned projects contributing to the FABEC performances targets. It lists local or multilateral projects of the FABEC partners deemed relevant to the FABEC achievement. It is based on the FABEC operations plan which is constantly evolving.

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Operations

Free Route

FABEC ANSPs agreed on one common concept of operations to ensure a harmonised process. First implementations took place in December 2017 in the Maastricht airspace and in March 2018 in the upper airspace controlled by DFS. To ensure smooth implementation airspace users, the Network Manager and dispatch providers are working closely together.

Here you can find more information on the implementation in Maastricht (read more) and in the German airspace (read more). The concept of Free Route Airspace has been illustrated in a brief video you can find here.