• 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.

Research Workshop

Research Workshop: Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the context of a dynamic environment
14-15 May 2020 in Rome/Italy

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 spring 2020. The conference is organised in partnership with the German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.) and the University of Bologna.

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Latest Media Releases

  • 20/Jan/2020FABEC puts in place a common safety structure
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  • 17/Jan/2020FABEC renews commitment to joint initiatives under new chairman
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  • 16/Jan/2020FABEC Council commences new work programme
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  • 13/Jan/2020Improved operations 2019: Three-way cooperation remains key to success
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  • 17/Dec/2019xStream won ATM Awards 2019 in the ‘Environment’ category
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  • 16/Dec/2019Harmonization of aeronautical data at the border of FABEC States: for a seamless airspace.
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World ATM Congress 2020

FABEC OPS Theatre 2020

Details to the Call for Proposals can be found here: Download Call for Proposals

Please send your proposal to World ATM Congress 2020 to .

Upcoming Events

  • 30/Jan/2020SC HRT
    Brussels / @ Eurocontrol
  • 04/Feb/2020PMG/75
  • 04/Feb/2020ND TECH Workshop
    ECTL Brussels
  • 12/Feb/2020FABEC Expert Workshop on FRA
    Paris CDG
  • 13/Feb/2020NDOP workshop ‘operational excellence’
    ECTL Brussels
  • 02/Mar/2020ANSP Strategic Board 85
    DFS, Langen
  • 02/Mar/2020Social Dialogue Committee
  • 04/Mar/2020PMG/76
  • 04/Mar/2020NMB workshop
    ECTL Brussels
  • 10/Mar/2020FABEC OPS Theatre @ World ATM Congress
  • 17/Mar/2020NDOP 25
    ECTL Brussels
  • 24/Mar/2020SC OPS/67 + HAG
    Brussels & Bruges
  • 26/Mar/2020FB4C42
  • 02/Apr/2020NMB/27
    ECTL Brussels
  • 08/Apr/2020PMG/77
  • 27/Apr/2020Social dialogue 2nd layer OPS workshop
  • 11/May/2020PMG/78
  • 27/May/2020ANSP Strategic Board 86
    DFS, Langen
  • 28/May/2020FB4C43
  • 02/Jun/2020NDOP 26
    ECTL Brussels
  • 09/Jun/2020PMG/79
  • 23/Jun/2020SC OPS/68 + AOG
  • 30/Jun/2020FC19 / ANSCB19
    The Netherlands
  • 02/Jul/2020NMB/28
    ECTL Brussels
  • 03/Sep/2020PMG/80
  • 08/Sep/20207th InterFAB Communication Meeting
    DSNA, Paris
  • 13/Sep/2020FABEC @ ATCA Annual Conference & Exposition
    Washington, D.C.
  • 15/Sep/2020SC OPS/69 + AC + NM
  • 10/Nov/2020NDOP 27
    ECTL Brussels
  • 10/Nov/2020ANSP Strategic Board 87
    DFS, Langen
  • 17/Nov/2020Public Recruiting Workshop
    DFS, Langen
  • 26/Nov/2020PMG/81
  • 30/Nov/20204th FABEC OPS DAY
    DFS, Munich
  • 03/Dec/2020NMB/29
    ECTL Brussels
  • 08/Dec/2020FC20 / ANSCB20
  • 08/Dec/2020ANSP Strategic Board 88
    DFS, Langen
  • 09/Dec/2020SC OPS/70

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:


  • 20/Jan/2020FABEC Bulletin #37 (December 2019)
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  • 31/Oct/2019FABEC Bulletin #36 (October 2019)
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  • 02/May/2019FABEC Bulletin #35 (May 2019)
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  • 26/Sep/2018FABEC Bulletin #34 (September 2018)
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  • 15/May/2018Newsletter Edition 33 (April 2018)
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Research Workshop

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).

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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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