New FABEC Chairman of CEO Board

In the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) annual change of leadership of the CEO Board of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Claudio Clori, Director of Administration de la Navigation Aérienne (ANA) Luxembourg, has taken over as chairman from John Santurbano, Director of the EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC).

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The six Member States of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC), Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland reconfirm their commitment to cooperate and to continuously improve the efficiency and performance of their airspace while aiming to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.

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Background

FABEC Ops Theatre @ CANSO Airspace World

Attendees are invited to submit presentation proposals for the agenda with emphasis on operational issues. Proposals are due by 20 January.

Submit your proposal

FABEC Free route airspace adds Swiss entire upper airspace, ad-joining French airspace, and German cross-border routes

Free Route Airspace represents a fundamental change to the way airlines submit their flight plans.

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DATA CENTRE

2022 IFR traffic movements reach 80% of pre-pandemic levels

Our Fast Facts infographic shows the IFR traffic development in the first half 2022 compared with the first half 2019. The ongoing traffic recovery has reached 80% of 2019 after the first half of 2022. A trend showing aviation recovery is underway, but not completed. In fact, volatility and uncertainty remains.

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

ENABLING AVIATION

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

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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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NEWS
  • 11 JAN 2023FABEC Council welcomes Belgian presidency in annual change of leadership following German tenure
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  • 05 JAN 2023FABEC CEO Board remains focused on environmental performance in annual leadership change to ANA Luxembourg
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  • 13 DEC 2022The six Member States of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central reconfirm their commitment to cooperate and to continuously improve the efficiency and performance of their airspace while aiming to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.
    More info
  • 08 DEC 2022Thales and DSNA unveil a new vision of air traffic management with 4-FLIGHT
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FABEC BULLETIN
CALENDAR
  • 07 MAR 2023XMAN PMT#60 & Dev. Group#20 meeting
    Geneva
  • 30 MAR 2023AIM SG #54
    Belgium?
  • 12 JUN 2023AIM SG #55
    Netherlands?
  • 03 OCT 2023XMAN PMT#61 & Dev. Group#21 meeting
    TBD
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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.