WorkshopPredictability and Flexibility in ATM

This year FAB CE and FABEC continued the series of successful InterFAB research workshops wit h a forum dedicated to predict abilit y and fl exibilit y. In partnership with University of Zagreb and the German Aviation Research Society the 6th research workshop was held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 18/19 April 2024.

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FAIVA revolutionises AIXM data validation

20 December 2023: FAIVA, the FABEC Aeronautical Information Validator revolutionises the format validation of AIXM 5.1 or 5.1.1 data. Through a user-friendly web application, FAIVA provides access to AIXM schema profiles and business rules to simplify validation processes and ensure compliance with ICAO SARPs.

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SC OPS prepares for the future

29 November 2023: The FABEC Standing Committee Operations, under the chair of Urs Lauener (5th from the left), met on 21 November 2023 in Luxembourg with a focus on streamlining current activities and preparing for the future. Claudio Clori (3rd from the right), Chairman of the FABEC ASB, emphasised the importance of the new proposed strategy and structure and thanked SC OPS for their outstanding contribution to make operations safer and more efficient in the FABEC core area.

ANA LUXEMBOURG kindly hosted the last formal OPS meeting before its envisaged transition to a renewed form in conjunction with the environment domain in 2024.

Behind the scenes

Gain an insight into one of our control centers! Skyguide’s Pierre-Etienne Lévêque, Head of ACC West / Geneva, talks about the challenges he’s currently facing.


The first and foremost strategic objective of all FABEC partners is to ensure that flying is safe. However, they are also committed to improving the efficiency and performance of their airspace and to reducing the environmental impact of aviation, i.e. by keeping delays to a minimum or optimising flight profiles. Our data snapshots show the FABEC performance in 2022 – i.e., the development of traffic since 2019.

Fast Facts Library

Our Data Cockpit gives you easy access to many different types of data from the ATC world. Year-to-date and monthly views of movement figures, delay performance and flight efficiency are frequently updated and allow you to compare developments and evaluate traffic, delay and environmental patterns. We will continue to expand the topics included over time.

Data Cockpit


Innovation is key for a dynamic industry such as aviation.

Thus, the interactive map gives an overview of ongoing 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.

Interactive map


Research WorkshopClimate Change Documentation of Research Workshop in Vilnius available

In October about hundred experts from all over Europe gathered in Vilnius to provide their insights on this very important, but also extremely complex issue of climate change in aviation. Having in mind the outstanding contributions and discussion a documentation has been compiled aiming to share the results of the workshop.

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  • Punctuality

    On time arrival means efficiency and customer satisfaction

    Timely, reliable flight schedules ensure passengers reach their destinations on time, build customer confidence and allow the industry to make optimum use of available capacity.

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  • Resilience

    Building a robust framework

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine showed that European ATM the importance to maintain critical infrastructure. Further insights are expected from a research workshop in Sofia exploring the subject.

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  • EU - US Benchmark

    Accepting diversity

    For decades, attempts have been made to compare American and European air traffic control - without success, as the two organisations are too different. It's like apples and pears - both taste good but are different.

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  • 06 MAY 2024Predictability and Flexibility center stage for InterFAB workshop
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  • 16 MAY 2023FABEC COOs and airlines discussed results of the FABEC Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022/2023
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  • 08 MAR 2023CANSO and FABEC partner at FABEC OPS Theatre to deliver critical insights into the future of ATM operations
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  • 11 JAN 2023FABEC Council welcomes Belgian presidency in annual change of leadership following German tenure
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The airspace of the six FABEC States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland is one of the busiest and most complex in the world.

The majority of major European airports, major civil airways and military training areas are located in this area. FABEC airspace covers 1.7 million km and handles about 5.8 million flights per year - 55% of European air traffic.