In contemporary approaches to safety and work management, there are two terms that frequently crop up: ‘Work-as-Imagined’ (WAI) and ‘Work-as-Done’ (WAD). These terms help us understand that there is a difference between how work is thought of and how work is actually done.
But why make this distinction? And what does it tell us about our own everyday activities? Erik Hollnagel argues... View details ⇨
The recruitment campaign to find candidates for student air traffic controller (ATCO) training at MUAC, scheduled to begin in October 2017, is still looking for an additional five students to start the training in autumn – so please spread the word among your networks about this incredible opportunity to become future ATCOs. Find more information here: [ Eurocontrol.int Link ].
Pilots may experience sensory illusions while flying at night or in certain weather conditions. These illusions can lead to a conflict between the actual attitude and what the pilot "feels" the attitude to be. Watch our latest SKYclip to learn more about sensory illusions, how and why they occur, and how to avoid them: [ Skybrary.aero Link ]
How can we improve the understanding of human responses in complex situations? The STRESS project is investigating critical Human Factors (stress, attention, mental workload, type of cognitive control needed to carry out tasks) associated with ATCOs’ cognitive performance and mental states.
Human factors have to be taken into account when designing future systems which strike the right... View details ⇨
This animation shows what a busy day looks like from the perspective of our ATCOs in the Maastricht Upper Area Control centre. On average, we control about 4,600 flights per day. This number recently peaked to 5,577 flights in one day on 24 May 2017.
Today, we celebrate World Environment Day! We do our best to reduce noise and emissions in air transport on three main fronts: airspace structure/routes, airport procedures and flight planning. Watch our video to learn more about our environmental expertise and the tools we have available. #WorldEnvironmentDay2017
In April 2017, Italy was the 5th busiest State in terms of number of IFR movements in Europe, with about 4,800 flights/day. Find out more facts about Italy in today's infographic and wish our Italian colleagues and friends a Happy National Day! Buona festa nazionale!
Wishing you all a great weekend with our latest infographic featuring Georgia, our member state since 2014. In 2016, Georgia handled a total of 126,000 flights, and this year, traffic is expected to grow by 3.7%.
Business aviation is the third largest market segment in Europe, after the traditional scheduled and low-cost segments. In the context of #EBACE2017 event, we take a look at the evolution of this sector over the past 10 years, noting some positive recent trends. Read our story and check out our infographic with the 2016 BizAv figures at [ Eurocontrol.int Link ]
Today’s infographic features Norway, our Member State since March 1994. In 2016, Norway handled a total of 598,000 flights. Its top busiest airports were Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger. Find out more in this latest infographic:
Free route airspace (FRA) is the concept that best symbolises the European Single Sky. By 2021, the European ATM network will be almost fully route-free, offering airlines more flight options for each city pair and helping improve airspace performance in the pivotal areas of capacity, efficiency and the environment.
Air traffic management (ATM) needs reliable and accurate surveillance data. The ATM Surveillance Tracker and Server (ARTAS) programme is the concept behind the Europe-wide, distributed surveillance system that has been developed and maintained by EUROCONTROL since the early 1990s. It will soon be deployed beyond EUROCONTROL’s network of Member States and is gaining new functionalities to cover... View details ⇨
Have you considered becoming an air traffic controller? Now is your chance! A recruitment campaign is currently underway to find candidates for student air traffic controller (ATCO) training, scheduled to begin in October 2017. We are still looking for an additional ten students to start the training in the autumn. Read on for more information on the selection procedure, training programme and... View details ⇨
With the early implementation of the revised Convention in 1997, EUROCONTROL formally became a civil-military organisation for the safety of air navigation across Europe. It also became a unique platform for facilitating civil-military coordination and cooperation between our Member States and the air traffic management (ATM) community at large.
EUROCONTROL, together with the European Commission, was a co-founder of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and is one of the biggest contributors to its research and development work. This year, the SESAR 2020 Work Programme has gained real momentum. Read our Skyway article to find out more about EUROCONTROL’s role in SESAR 2020 and the projects we are involved in: [ Eurocontrol.int Link ].
Preliminary figures for April show a year-on-year growth in traffic for the month of 3.3%. For the first four months of the year, the Network Manager has handled over 3 million flights. And on Friday 28 April, there were over 32,000 flights in the Network, the first time that this milestone has occurred in April and some four weeks earlier than in 2016.