Reduced complexity in the FABEC airspace

Thanks to a common DFS/MUAC airspace design project called "Cooperative Optimization of Boundaries, Routes and Airspace (COBRA)" one of the most complex airspace structures worldwide was improved. The results are more optimum profiles and shorter routes for airspace users, resulting in lower fuel consumption and emissions, and optimised capacity. Based on 2019 figures the saving potential is: 1,233 flight hours, 3,781 tons of fuel and 11,910 tons of CO2 annually.

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SeminarVideos online

FABEC hosted a learning and competency seminar on 8-9 June 2022. The full videos are now available for those who missed the live streams.

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EventWorld ATM Congress 21-22 June 2022

Returning for the fifth consecutive year the FABEC OPS Theatre will host topical discussions on issues that impact everyday operations at World ATM Congress in Madrid 21-23 June 2022.

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Research WorkshopRegistration open15-16 September 2022

DANUBE FAB and FABEC are pleased to invite you to a research workshop entitled "Single European Sky and Resilience in ATM" on 15-16 September 2022 which will be hosted in Sofia/Bulgaria.

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Our Data Cockpit offers you easily accessible and processed data from the world of air traffic control.

We will successively expand the functionalities.

Data Cockpit


Innovation is key for a dynamic industry such as aviation.

Thus, the 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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Research WorkshopClimate Change Documentation of Research Workshop in Vilnius available

In October about hundred experts from all over Europe gathered in Vilnius to provide their insights on this very important, but also extremely complex issue of climate change in aviation. Having in mind the outstanding contributions and discussion a documentation has been compiled aiming to share the results of the workshop.

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  • Punctuality

    On time arrival means efficiency and customer satisfaction

    Timely, reliable flight schedules ensure passengers reach their destinations on time, build customer confidence and allow the industry to make optimum use of available capacity.

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  • Resilience

    Building a robust framework

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine showed that European ATM the importance to maintain critical infrastructure. Further insights are expected from a research workshop in Sofia exploring the subject.

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  • EU - US Benchmark

    Accepting diversity

    For decades, attempts have been made to compare American and European air traffic control - without success, as the two organisations are too different. It's like apples and pears - both taste good but are different.

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  • 09 JUN 2022FABEC learning seminar puts emphasis on digital skills and competency training
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  • 07 JUN 2022FABEC OPS Theatre at World ATM Congress 2022 leads debate on industry challenges and new initiatives
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  • 18 MAY 2022FABEC learning seminar embraces new technology and evolving skills in the aftermath of Covid
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  • 17 MAY 2022FABEC XMAN measures reduce environmental impact by cutting airport holding and fuel consumption
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  • More Media Releases
  • 29 JUN 2022JFUATF#32
  • 05 JUL 2022NMB #34 (Network Management Board)
  • 05 JUL 2022ASB Coordination Meeting
  • 06 JUL 2022SC TECH SYS
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The airspace of the six FABEC States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland is one of the busiest and most complex in the world.

The majority of major European airports, major civil airways and military training areas are located in this area. FABEC airspace covers 1.7 million km and handles about 5.8 million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.