Behind the scenes

Commercial aviation provides a complex service with numerous components. Many steps - from the booking of tickets to the safe and punctual arrival at one's destination - have to be precisely coordinated. One crucial part in the background of the process is air traffic control. In the FABEC airspace, this service is provided by seven civil air navigation service providers and their military counterparts. 17,000 people are ensuring that air traffic is handled safely and smoothly every single day and night.

There are many topics related to air traffic control that are of interest to professionals and non-professional aviation enthusiasts alike.