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.
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.
Download FABEC Performance Report 2017
Latest Media Releases
18/Sep/2018FABEC at ATCA Annual: Sharing expertise on air traffic volatility and the impact of climate change on aviationread more
11/Sep/2018Adverse Weather: New procedures help optimise air traffic management over the Alps in adverse weather conditionsread more
30/Jul/2018Seasonably air traffic flow management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions read more
02/Jul/2018New record in safely handled traffic - volatility leads to capacity issuesread more
24/May/2018Volatility: Manage the “known unknown”read more
27/Mar/2018FABEC ANSPs control 5.9 million flights safely – volatility and unpredicted traffic growth hampers punctuality and flight efficiencyread more
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.
DSNA | 09/Apr/2018Airspace changes and advanced Flexible Use of Airspace in the South-West of Franceread more
DFS | 29/Mar/2018DFS Group takes over air traffic control in Edinburghread more
DFS | 23/Mar/2018Expert knowledge for drone pilotsread more
DFS | 06/Mar/2018Frequentis and DFS establish a joint venture for the worldwide delivery of turnkey remote tower projectsread more
DSNA | 06/Mar/2018RECAT-EU at Paris-CDG, a first in Europe!read more
LVNL | 22/Jan/2018LVNL becomes KLM’s latest biofuel partnerread more
World ATM Congress
Highlights at the FABEC OPS Theatre:
25/Sep/2018RNDSG (Route Network and Design Sub-Group)Brussels
03/Oct/2018Finance&Performance CommitteeThe Hague
08/Oct/2018Social Dialogue OperationsTbd
16/Oct/2018Social Dialogue SESARBrussels
17/Oct/2018NETOPS (Network Operations Team)Brussels
25/Oct/2018Performance Management GroupLangen
30/Oct/2018Social Dialogue Airspace Architecture 2035 Geneva
31/Oct/2018Social Dialogue SafetyGeneva
05/Nov/2018FABEC OPS DayBelgium
06/Nov/2018NDOP (Network Directors of Operations Group)Brussels
09/Nov/2018Social Dialogue Tripartite Paris
13/Nov/2018Airspace CommitteeThe Hague
15/Nov/2018Finance&Performance Committee The Hague
15/Nov/2018skyguide Business DayBern
17/Nov/2018DFS VFR Pilot DayLangen
21/Nov/2018LVNL ChiefPilots @LVNLAmsterdam
27/Nov/2018Single Sky CommitteeBrussels
03/Dec/2018DFS Customer Operations Forum 2018Langen
04/Dec/2018ECAC Forum Paris
05/Dec/2018Network Management BoardBrussels
06/Dec/2018ANSP Strategic Board Paris
13/Dec/2018NSA Committee Paris
13/Dec/2018Performance Management GroupLangen
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.
Open interactive map
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.