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.
Digitalisation - challenging and enabling future AIM
2/3 November 2020 in Berlin
You are invited to attend the InterFAB workshop addressing harmonisation of Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) data. Attendees will learn about opportunities for AIM arising from emerging Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) markets and examine potential new interfaces between AIM and Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM).
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Latest Media Releases
29/Jun/2020FABEC introduces shorter Alpine routes over Switzerland and Germanyread more
17/Jun/2020FABCE – FABEC ANSP Joint Declaration to deepen interFAB cooperation in support of the Single European Skyread more
04/Mar/2020New Environment Standing Committee prioritises sustainable airspace managementread more
13/Feb/2020World ATM Congress 2020: FABEC OPS Theatre hosts operations experts from around the world read more
20/Jan/2020FABEC puts in place a common safety structureread more
17/Jan/2020FABEC renews commitment to joint initiatives under new chairmanread more
Recruiting in a changing environment
17 November 2020
This one-day forum will explore ways of encouraging a new generation to follow a career in air traffic control and will share expert opinion from across the industry. You are invited to attend the InterFAB workshop webinar on recruitment of air traffic controllers and engineering professionals hosted by FABEC.
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FABEC Operations Plan
This interactive map gives an overview of ongoing 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.
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FABCE - FABEC Air Navigation Service Provider Joint Declaration signing ceremony
Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1400-1500 hrs (web-based)
Watch the signing ceremony here
Video: Two different single skies?
FABEC_ACCs@LinkedIn: Approaching the New Normal
We were always there for you.
FABEC Air Traffic Controllers ensured that vital cargo, repatriation and rescue flights operated safely and efficiently even at the height of the Covid pandemic.
And now, as we take our first steps back to normality, FABEC Controllers are making sure that European aviation can once again play its role for the benefit of people and business.
Listen in to the stories told by our ATCOs!
19/Aug/2020DFS Customer information forum Berlin-Brandenburg (BER)Berlin (SXF)
31/Aug/2020ANSP Strategic Board 87- MS Teams conference -
08/Sep/20209th InterFAB Communication MeetingDSNA, Paris
13/Sep/2020FABEC @ ATCA Annual Conference & ExpositionWashington, D.C.
22/Sep/2020RNDSG 101 ECTL, Brussels
23/Sep/2020Social dialogue 2nd layer SAF workshopDuebendorf (Zurich)
28/Sep/2020FC/ANSCB ad-hocVirtual Meeting
30/Sep/2020Social dialogue 2nd layer OPS, SAF, FIN-PERF workshopGeneva
02/Oct/2020Inter FAB Coordination MeetingAmsterdam
07/Oct/2020Joint session: SC OPS/69 + AC44 + NMtbd
08/Oct/2020Airspace Users 2020
12/Oct/2020Social Dialogue TripartiteAmsterdam Schiphol
14/Oct/2020NETOPS/28 ECTL, Brussels
02/Nov/2020AIM workshop: Digitalisation – challenging and enabling future AIMBerlin
10/Nov/2020ANSP Strategic Board 88DFS, Langen
10/Nov/2020NDOP 27ECTL, Brussels
17/Nov/2020Public Recruiting WorkshopDFS, Langen
18/Nov/2020NMB 29 ECTL, Brussels
30/Nov/20204th FABEC OPS DAYDFS, Munich
08/Dec/2020FC20 / ANSCB20Amsterdam
08/Dec/2020ANSP Strategic Board 89DFS, Langen
10/Dec/2020Workshop: Vertical Flight Efficiency (VFE) in the FABEC areaBrussels
Research Workshop: Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the context of a dynamic environment
BLUE MED FAB and FABEC are happy to invite you to the research workshop on Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the context of a dynamic environment which will be hosted in Rome in autumn 2020. The specific date will be published as soon as the event that was due to happen in May has been re-arranged. The conference is organised in partnership with the German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.) and the University of Bologna.
29/Jun/2020FABEC Bulletin #39 (June 2020)read more
10/Feb/2020FABEC Bulletin #38 (February 2020)read more
20/Jan/2020FABEC Bulletin #37 (December 2019)read more
31/Oct/2019FABEC Bulletin #36 (October 2019)read more
02/May/2019FABEC Bulletin #35 (May 2019)read more
FABEC Expert Workshop
4th FABEC Expert Workshop: Implementation of Free Route Airspace (FRA)
12 February 2020, IBIS Paris CDG Airport
On 12 February 2020, FABEC organises the 4th Expert Workshop which will focus mainly on the operational topics relating to the implementation of Free Route Airspace (FRA) within FABEC.
The aim of the workshop is to present the upcoming huge change within the European airspace (deletion of the route network above FL195, impact on most flightplans in Europe, complete review of the RAD,...) and to discuss the solutions we can put in place together with NM, CFSPs and airlines.
FABEC Training Seminar
On 29-30 October 2019, FAB Europe Central organised the fourth FABEC Training Seminar at the DFS Academy in Langen, Germany. The agenda focused on ATM Training for the digital generation and covered the recruitment of digital generation trainees, the introduction of and experience with e-learning practices by trainees and instructors.
All the presentations held at the seminar may be downloaded here:
Fragmentation in Air Traffic and its Impact on ATM Performance
On 14-15 May 2019, FAB Central Europe and FAB Europe Central organised a research workshop on Fragmentation in Air Traffic Management taking place in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was held in partnership with the FSR Florence School of Regulation and the German Aviation Research Society (GARS).
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.