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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 5.8 million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.
Volatility causes an unpredicted change in traffic, influencing magnitude and/or location, and hence has an immediate effect on the performance of Air Traffic Management in Europe, which aims at balancing capacity provision and traffic demand. A research workshop organized by FABEC and Baltic FAB held in partnership with the German Aviation Research Society and Warsaw School of Economics on 15 and 16 May 2018 aims at bringing together academics and practitioners, providing a forum for mutual exchange.Read More
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
Extended Arrival Management XMAN enables an optimised traffic flow into the major airports within and close to the FABEC airspace to generate performance improvements especially in terms of environment (CO2 and fuel-burn reduction), safety (reduction in stack holding) and capacity (reduction in traffic bunching/workload).
The idea of XMAN is described in a new video.View Video
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 (read more). Further developments will follow in spring 2018 in the German airspace.
To ensure smooth implementation airspace users, the Network Manager and dispatch providers are closely involved in the project.View Video