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Air traffic in Europe on the rise again

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Air traffic in Europe is on the rise again after very difficult months due to the coronavirus crisis. Eurocontrol counted 90,549 flights last week), or...

Belgian air navigation service provider ‘skeyes’ gets state aid following the Covid-19 pandemic

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On the proposal of François Bellot, the Belgian Minister in charge of skeyes, the Council of Ministers took a series of decisions following the...

European Air Traffic Controllers union ATCEUC against extension of slot waiver

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Extending slot-waiver undermines competition and EU Citizens’ rights IATA’s request to extend the “Slot-waiver”, implemented with REGULATION (EU) 2020/459 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF...

New joint Technical and Coordination Office cements cooperation between EASA and Eurocontrol

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Today, Director General EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky together officially opened the joint EASA-EUROCONTROL...

Belgian air navigation service provider skeyes is also a reliable partner for recreational air traffic

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Contrary to commercial air traffic, which plummeted in recent months, recreational air traffic soared. This caused an unusual rush for air traffic controllers, especially...

Eurocontrol’s MUAC Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) Cell becomes operational in Dutch airspace

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In order to further optimise the use of airspace and support all civil and military airspace users, in preparation for the Dutch airspace redesign...

EUROCONTROL has produced two scenarios for air traffic recovery in Europe

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EUROCONTROL has produced two scenarios to illustrate the possible impact of the extent to which “COVID-compliant operational procedures” for airlines and airports are common...

More than 5000 grounded aircraft in the Eurocontrol area

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The drastic reduction in traffic has forced many aircraft operators to withdraw from service a significant part of their fleet, be it temporarily or...

Joint effort to deliver additional environmental benefits during the traffic downturn

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The aviation industry is using the downturn in air traffic as a result of COVID-19 to implement additional measures to reduce the environmental impact...

Eurocontrol States’ decision to defer ATC charges until November provides airlines short-term liquidity relief amid COVID-19 crisis

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EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines The EUROCONTROL Member States have agreed on a financial package enabling airlines to defer...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) proposes to temporarily defer ATC charges

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A4E welcomes the recent proposal by EUROCONTROL for a temporary deferment of airlines’ February-May en-route ATC charges, with payments beginning in November 2020. This...

European partners deliver first ‘FLY AI’ report on the current use and future potential of artificial intelligence in aviation

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This first edition of the ‘FLY AI’ report provides a timely review of the current use of artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation, and assesses...

Aireon and EUROCONTROL sign agreement to enhance air traffic flow management in Europe

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Space-based ADS-B will help EUROCONTROL provide improved predictability in the European ATM Network and develop applications to contribute to the improvement of capacity, operational...

Eurocontrol, SESAR JU and ACI Europe launch new initiative for sustainable airport operations

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Closing the EUROCONTROL and ACI conference on Digitally Connected Airports today, Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL, has called for cooperation between all parts...

NATS celebrates 100th anniversary of first control tower and birth of air traffic control

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NATS, the United Kingdom's leading provider of air traffic control services, has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the world's first air traffic control tower....

Belgian Air Navigation Service Provider skeyes to set up digital control towers

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The Board of directors of skeyes has decided yesterday to launch the tender procedure for the phased setting up of digital...

Liège and Brussels South Charleroi air traffic to be controlled from a digital tower in Namur in 2024

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The traditional control towers of the two Belgian regional airports located in Wallonia will soon give way to a new-generation digitalised tower to be...

Air navigation service provider skeyes doubles available space for wind turbines while still ensuring air traffic safety

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skeyes wants to double available space around its radio beacons for the erection of wind farms, thus enabling the industry to build more wind...

ANSP skeyes subsidiary SkeyDrone focuses on unmanned air traffic

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skeyes creates a subsidiary in which it will pool all its drone-related activities. That way, the company takes another step forward in its strategy...

skeyes well on time in obtaining new certificate as air navigation service provider

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As air navigation service provider to airports and airline companies, skeyes is subject to European regulation. The Belgian Supervisory Authority – Air Navigation Services...