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Air Traffic Control

Keeping drones safe, secure and green: European Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

Today EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc launched the European network for drone demonstration projects. The network will become a forum to share knowledge on...

Close to 70% of the landing runways in Belgium equipped with satellite navigation thanks to Belgocontrol

As from now, aircraft will be able to land on Brussels Airport’s runway 19 thanks to satellite navigation. From a total of 18 landing...

Don’t text and drive. Fly and text!

One of the biggest constraints in air traffic control today is the saturation of voice communication channels. Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications, CPDLC, helps alleviate...

Interhospital transport by drone becomes reality in Belgium

Helicus Aero Initiative (HAI) is putting in place a system that is able to transport medical parcels by drones between hospitals and their laboratories/pharmacies....

BREAKING: Air traffic stopped in Ireland due to radar issue

All air traffic in the Republic of Ireland is stopped, except in Dublin, due to a radar issue. Due to a Flight Data Processing System...

Belgocontrol CEO Johan Decuyper receives prestigious Air Traffic Control Association award in the US

FABEC rewarded for its innovative research on unpredictable factors in air traffic control At the presentation of the ATCA awards in Maryland (US), Johan Decuyper,...

Belgocontrol and ANA Lux further expand their air traffic control collaboration

Both Belgian and Luxembourg air navigation service providers are very satisfied with the intense collaboration they started after concluding an agreement in 2017. They...

Belgocontrol performs very well as regards punctuality in the first half of 2018

Despite the overall increase in air traffic in Europe, Belgocontrol’s results in terms of punctuality are once again outstanding. With only 0.06 minutes of...

Brussels Airport partners (Brussels Airlines, TUIfly, DHL Express, Belgocontrol) strengthen environmental cooperation

Belgocontrol and Brussels Airport Company have signed a cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines, TUI Fly and DHL Express, on undertaking joint initiatives that further...

Entry Point North Belgium welcomes its first ATCo students in the presence of the Minister of Mobility

On 3 September Entry Point North Belgium welcomed its first students in Brussels during a ceremony in the presence of the Federal Minister of...

Ethiopian CAA replies to Kenyan air traffic controllers: “Ethiopian airspace is safe”

Kenyan Air Traffic Controllers Association statements completely false The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority fully and categorically rejects the false and baseless statements circulated by the...

Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimise impact of damaging ATC strikes

29 strike days in the first six months of 2018 have caused delays and cancellations affecting millions of travellers. Members of NET, the...

IAG, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air submit French ATC strikes complaint to European Commission

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air have submitted complaints to the European Commission against France as its air traffic controllers’ strikes...

Belgocontrol operates a “clear the sky” after problem with the loading of data

Belgocontrol operated a "clear the sky" over whole Belgium (under 7,500 ft) this Thursday (19 July) afternoon. There was a problem with the loading of...

Belgocontrol and Walloon airports (Liege and Charleroi) join forces for aviation safety

Safety is the top priority for all airport stakeholders. This is why Belgocontrol and the Public Service of Wallonia (SPW) have signed an agreement...

Belgocontrol launches Droneguide app

As of now, drone users in Belgium have a handy tool to fly safely: the mobile application Droneguide of Belgocontrol and the Belgian Civil...

Eurocontrol chooses Thales for cybersecurity and digitalisation of air traffic services

With steady growth in air traffic, more competition and new environmental challenges, stakeholders in the air transport sector are going through a major transformation...

Belgocontrol fully overcomes past financial losses

Over the past four years, Belgocontrol succeeded in permanently wiping out the losses accumulated in the past, thanks to an appropriate financial policy. At...

Aircraft movements in Dubai rise by 50% in 8 years

"Air Traffic Control is the cornerstone of the aviation sector and Dubai has implemented the most advanced procedure, keeping the safety of passengers and...
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Belgocontrol boasts very strong safety results again

Air traffic safety is Belgocontrol’s number one priority. The detailed safety report 2017 states that Belgocontrol performed the second highest score in the Belgian...