• 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 5.8 million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.

Workshop

Baltic FAB and FABEC are happy to invite you to the research workshop "Volatility in Air Traffic and its impact on ATM performance" taking place on 15-16 May 2018 in Warsaw. The conference is being held in partnership with the German Aviation Research society (G.A.R.S.) and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Registration is now open! - Due to the limited number of seats and the huge interest registration have to be closed soon.

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Latest Media Releases

  • 27/Mar/2018FABEC ANSPs control 5.9 million flights safely – volatility and unpredicted traffic growth hampers punctuality and flight efficiency
    read more
  • 15/Mar/2018FABEC partners DFS and skyguide agree on harmonisation of data publication process
    read more
  • 14/Mar/2018World ATM Congress: Experts request new solutions to tackle volatility in ATM
    read more
  • 02/Mar/2018Operations: DFS deploys first step of Free Route Airspace
    read more
  • 12/Feb/2018World ATM Congress and FABEC sign cooperation contract
    read more
  • 29/Jan/2018New chairman for the FABEC Council
    read more

Inside ANSPs

  • DSNA | 09/Apr/2018Airspace changes and advanced Flexible Use of Airspace in the South-West of France
    read more
  • DFS | 29/Mar/2018DFS Group takes over air traffic control in Edinburgh
    read more
  • DFS | 23/Mar/2018Expert knowledge for drone pilots
    read more
  • DFS | 06/Mar/2018Frequentis and DFS establish a joint venture for the worldwide delivery of turnkey remote tower projects
    read more
  • DSNA | 06/Mar/2018RECAT-EU at Paris-CDG, a first in Europe!
    read more
  • LVNL | 22/Jan/2018LVNL becomes KLM’s latest biofuel partner
    read more

Operations

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 24/May/2018FB4C
    Brussels
  • 24/May/2018Finance and Performance Committee
    Brussels
  • 24/May/2018ECTL FRA Forum
    Brussels
  • 08/Jun/2018NM NDOP (Network Directors of Operations Group)
    Brussels
  • 13/Jun/2018Harmonisation and Advisory Committee
    Brussels
  • 14/Jun/2018SC SAF
    Brussels
  • 19/Jun/2018Airspace Committee
    Dubendorf
  • 19/Jun/2018Standing Committee Operations
    Dubendorf
  • 20/Jun/2018SC Operations
    skyguide, Zurich
  • 20/Jun/2018LVNL ChiefPilots @LVNL
    Amsterdam
  • 20/Jun/2018Finance&Performance Committee/Standing Committee Finance
    Brussels
  • 20/Jun/2018SC FIN & FPC#2
    Brussels
  • 21/Jun/2018Finance&Performance Committee
    Brussels
  • 21/Jun/2018Eurocontrol Provisional Council
    Brussels
  • 25/Jun/2018ANSP Strategic Broad (ASB)
    Paris
  • 25/Jun/2018FABEC Council (FC)
    Paris
  • 25/Jun/2018ANS Consultation Board (ASB)
    Paris
  • 26/Jun/2018Single Sky Committee
    Brussels
  • 03/Jul/2018NM Network Management Board
    Brussels
  • 03/Jul/2018NSA Committee
    CH
  • 10/Jul/2018ECAC 36
  • 11/Jul/2018ECAC 36
  • 05/Sep/2018Performance Management Group
    Langen
  • 11/Sep/2018ANSP Strategic Board ASB
    Langen
  • 14/Sep/2018SESAR Committee
  • 14/Sep/2018SCMT
    Brussels
  • 18/Sep/2018Airspace Commiteee/Standing Committee Operations
    Maastricht
  • 19/Sep/2018SC Operations
    MUAC, Maastricht
  • 20/Sep/2018FB4C
    Maastricht
  • 20/Sep/2018InterFAB PoC
    Sibenik
  • 25/Sep/2018Harmonisation&Advisory Committee
    Brussels
  • 25/Sep/2018RNDSG (Route Network and Design Sub-Group)
    Brussels
  • 03/Oct/2018Finance&Performance Committee
    The Hague
  • 08/Oct/2018Social Dialogue Operations
    Tbd
  • 16/Oct/2018Social Dialogue SESAR
    Brussels
  • 17/Oct/2018NETOPS (Network Operations Team)
    Brussels
  • 18/Oct/2018SC SAF
    tbd
  • 25/Oct/2018Performance Management Group
    Langen
  • 30/Oct/2018Social Dialogue Airspace Architecture 2035
    Geneva
  • 31/Oct/2018Social Dialogue Safety
    Geneva
  • 05/Nov/2018FABEC OPS Day
    Belgium
  • 06/Nov/2018NDOP (Network Directors of Operations Group)
    Brussels
  • 08/Nov/2018Harmonisation&Advisory Committee
    Brussels
  • 09/Nov/2018Social Dialogue Tripartite
    Paris
  • 13/Nov/2018Airspace Committee
    The Hague
  • 13/Nov/2018RMG/32
    Brussels
  • 14/Nov/2018FB4C
    The Hague
  • 15/Nov/2018Finance&Performance Committee
    The Hague
  • 15/Nov/2018skyguide Business Day
    Bern
  • 17/Nov/2018DFS VFR Pilot Day
    Langen
  • 21/Nov/2018LVNL ChiefPilots @LVNL
    Amsterdam
  • 27/Nov/2018Single Sky Committee
    Brussels
  • 28/Nov/2018SC FIN56
    Paris
  • 29/Nov/2018Provisional Council
    Brussels
  • 03/Dec/2018DFS Customer Operations Forum 2018
    Langen
  • 04/Dec/2018ECAC Forum
    Paris
  • 05/Dec/2018Network Management Board
    Brussels
  • 06/Dec/2018FABEC Council
    Paris
  • 06/Dec/2018ANSP Strategic Board
    Paris
  • 06/Dec/2018ANSCB
    Paris
  • 12/Dec/2018SC OPS/62
    Brussels
  • 13/Dec/2018NSA Committee
    Paris
  • 13/Dec/2018Performance Management Group
    Langen

Operations

Free Route

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.