In the latest edition of our Skyway magazine, Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking, shared his thoughts on the SESAR 2020 programme. What were the achievements and lessons from SESAR 1? How have these lessons been incorporated into SESAR 2020? Is it possible to quantify the benefits of the SESAR work so far? What is on the... View details ⇨
Morocco was the first non-European state to be fully integrated into the working structures of EUROCONTROL. This means that Moroccan controllers can share workflow and data with their European counterparts. Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, Chief Executive Officer of Moroccan Airports Authority, talks about the advantages and challenges of this cooperation: [ Euronews.com Link ]. #BoardingPass
Last year, traffic to and from Europe and other regions of the world neared 1.8 million flights. This number is set to increase even further, with experts predicting that in coming decades only 11% of global flights will remain inside the continent.
This week’s episode of Boarding Pass focuses on how Morocco is helping to ensuring safety, fluidity and security between Europe and the rest of... View details ⇨
On Saturday 22 April, Brussels Airport will be opening its doors during the aviation day of the Flemish government, Luchtvaartdag. Get an exclusive tour behind the scenes and discover the wide range of activities undertaken by the airport, such as winter operations or a simulator drive across the tarmac, in a central hub at the DHL building. Registration in advance is mandatory: [... View details ⇨
Let’s take a look at the aviation segment performance in 2016. The unit of measurement is % points; the size of the bubbles is in line with the number of flights for each segment and their market share. The top airports are highlighted.
In the spirit of giving, this past Saint-Patrick’s Day we raised funds for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation, which provides early intervention home respite to families with children requiring extensive medical and nursing care. A big thank you to all who contributed!
Last year, traffic to and from Europe and other regions of the world neared 1.8 million flights. This number is set to increase even further, with experts predicting that in coming decades only 11% of European flights will remain inside the continent.
This week’s episode of Boarding Pass focuses on how Morocco is helping to ensuring safety, fluidity and security between Europe and the rest... View details ⇨
As part of the ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS) project, air traffic controllers at Slovenia Control’s Ljubljana Area Control Centre have successfully handled shadow operations in Slovenian airspace using data processed remotely at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC). Learn more about the ADaaS project: [ Eurocontrol.int Link ]
How is cooperation being strengthened between the European continent and other regions of the world to make flights safer and controlled more efficient? Stay tuned to find out on this Wednesday's Boarding Pass. #BoardingPass
Are you an air traffic controller? What makes you good at your job? This research project aims to determine what type of personality would enjoy the work and lifestyle of a controller based off their interest in game applications. Check out the survey below if you are curious to find out.
In order to meet the performance targets of the Single European Sky (SES), the air traffic management (ATM) system will need to be reconfigured around the needs of aircraft operators, rather than service providers.
At the heart of this transformation is the SESAR 2020 (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) Optimised Airspace Users Operations (PJ07) project led by EUROCONTROL.... View details ⇨
How can military and civil airspaces be better coordinated to keep flights over Europe safer? To find out, Euronews' Boarding Pass visited Air Operations Control Station of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, where hundreds of military and civil flights are controlled every day!
In an interview for Regional International, the publication of European Regional Airlines, Director General Frank Brenner talks about EUROCONTROL’s role in improving the performance of Air Traffic Management in Europe. Catch the full interview here: [ Eurocontrol.int Link ]
Civil and military coordination is an essential requirement for improved traffic management. Currently, most countries in Europe operate their own air traffic control system, which they mainly maintain and upgrade independently from each other. This is costly and less efficient than it could be. How do we enhance the capacity, flexibility, efficiency, safety and security of the European... View details ⇨
European flights (in the European Civil Aviation Conference area) increased by 2.8% in 2016. There was a total of 10.2 million flights, just about the 2008 traffic levels. This relatively high growth rate can be attributed to low-cost market share growth and low oil prices throughout the year, along with a stable, if low, economic growth. For 2017, the flight growth prediction has been revised... View details ⇨
Kevin De Kroes, an air traffic controller at Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), talks to Euronews about his challenging career. De Kroes recounts his training period, explains why he became a controller and describes how he copes with the responsibility and stress.
By historical standards, delays are quite low - though it may not seem like that if you are the one delayed. However, traffic is set to increase to over 14 million flights a year by 2035. Though there is no simple solution to this challenge, it is clear that working together collaboratively is the way forward. Read on: [ Eurocontrol.int Link ]
Air traffic delays occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from bad weather conditions and strikes to technical problems and shortage of capacity both in the airports and in the air. What is being done to prevent delays from occuring? Boarding Pass looks for answers: [ Euronews.com Link ]. #BoardingPass