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 5.8 million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.
In 2016, air traffic controllers guided 5.79 million flights (+ 3.2 percent) safely and punctually through the FABEC airspace. This was an all-time high for traffic volume, topping the historical peak reached in 2007.
Air traffic punctuality remains good. 94.1 percent of all flights experienced no delays caused by air traffic control, 97.5 percent less than 15 minutes delay (ATFM en-route delays).
Latest Media Releases
23/Oct/2017New-generation voice communications system goes live for better- performing and more secure air traffic managementread more
16/Oct/2017Understanding weather phenomena in ATM: Need for further analysis of weather phenomena impacting air traffic confirmed by MET Alliance investigationread more
13/Oct/2017FABEC Training Conference attracts participants from all over the worldread more
09/Oct/2017Call for Papers: "Research Workshop on Volatility in Air Traffic and its impact on ATM Performance"read more
06/Oct/2017Systems: Common procurement of instrument landing systemsread more
22/Sep/2017InterFAB Cooperation: Common tool for ATSEP standard assessment deliveredread more
XMAN Extended Arrival Management
Extended Arrival Management XMAN enables an optimised traffic flow into the major airports within and close to the FABEC airspace to generate performance improvements especially in terms of environment (CO2 and fuel-burn reduction), safety (reduction in stack holding) and capacity (reduction in traffic bunching/workload).
The idea of XMAN is described in a new video.
DSNA | 13/Oct/2017DSNA and IATA to cooperate on French ATM Strategyread more
Belgocontrol | 23/Jun/2017Extension of maintenance contract with Thalesread more
EUROCONTROL | 19/Jun/2017Netherlands Airspace Vision gains new ground with civil-military integration in Dutch upper airspaceread more
Belgocontrol | 16/Jun/201770% of green landings at Brussels Airport in 2016read more
Belgocontrol | 26/May/2017Belgocontrol ensures service provision at Ostend airport through collaboration with NATSread more
skyguide | 01/May/2017Students rank skyguide among Switzerland’s Most Attractive Employersread more
FABEC ANSPs agreed on one common concept of operations to ensure a harmonised implementation. First implementations will take place in December 2017 in the Maastricht airspace and in spring 2018 in the German airspace.
To ensure smooth implementation airspace users, the Network Manager and dispatch providers are closely involved in the project.
20/Nov/2017skyguide / Business DayBern
27/Nov/2017InterFAB Operations Workshop, FABCELjubljana
27/Nov/2017Operational Working Session (OWS) Paris-Orly
28/Nov/20172017 CDM@DSNA seminarParis-Orly
28/Nov/2017LVNL / ChiefPilots@LVNLLVNL, Schiphol, The Netherlands
29/Nov/2017FABEC Council IATA/A4E
08/Dec/2017Customer Relations WGEurocontrol Maastricht
13/Dec/2017DFS / Free Route Airspace workshopHQ DFS Langen
29/Jan/20182nd FABEC RAD WorkshopDFS, Langen
31/Jan/2018InterFAB Performance WorkshopBulatsa, Sofia
06/Mar/2018World ATM Congress 2018Madrid
13/Mar/2018SC Operations + Head of ACC GroupDSNA, Paris
15/May/2018Research Workshop on Volatility in Air Traffic and its impact on ATM PerformanceWarsaw/Poland
20/Jun/2018SC Operationsskyguide, Zurich
19/Sep/2018SC OperationsMUAC, Maastricht
12/Dec/2018SC OPS/62Belgocontrol, Brussels