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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.
The value and importance of FABs are often not properly understood. FAB agreements provide a unique template for a single binding legal, technical, institutional and operational basis for neighbouring States to undertake cross-border operations.
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You are invited to participate in next FABEC Expert workshop that will focus on environmental and operational topics in relation to Vertical Flight Efficiency (VFE). The objective of this hybrid meeting is to exchange views on how to improve VFE in the FABEC area and to discuss together with airlines and flight plan service providers what could be envisaged in the future.
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Baltic FAB and FABEC are continuing the series of successful annual research workshops with a forum in September 2021 dedicated to climate change and the role played by air navigation services in collaboration with industry partners to deliver sustainable aviation services for European citizens. The organisers welcome proposals from academics, scientists and industry experts to submit papers for consideration to participate as speakers.
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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 online conference on recruitment of air traffic controllers and engineering professionals hosted by FABEC.
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).
BLUE MED FAB and FABEC are happy to invite you to be part of the research workshop that had originally been scheduled to take place this May. It is now going to take place online over three consecutive mornings on 21, 22 and 23 October to bring together industry representatives, researchers and operational delegates . The conference is organised in partnership with the German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.) and the University of Bologna.
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.
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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.
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:
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.