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Belgian Federal Minister for Mobility François Bellot responds to the disruptions at air navigation service provider skeyes

François Bellot, Belgian Federal Minister for Mobility and Transport and responsible for air navigation service provider skeyes expressed his grievance about the interruptions of...

Medical flights affected by Skeyes staffing problems – the Walloon government reacts

The latest social outcry at Belgian air navigation service provider Skeyes has serious economic consequences - millions of euros lost by airlines and affected...

German ATC to assist Liège Airport flights tonight during Belgian airspace closure

During the night of 18 to 19 April, German controllers will assist flights inbound or outbound of Liège, impacted by Skeyes staff shortage, between...

Consequences of the closure of Belgian airspace last night: About 50 flights impacted at Liege Airport, less at other airports

The interruption of air traffic from midnight to 06:00, due to a lack of staff at Belgian air navigation service provider Skeyes, impacted about...

A4E welcomes the recommendations of the European Commission’s “Wise Persons Group” report on the future of the Single European Sky

EU ATC is in crisis and in urgent need of reform Airlines seek more detail and greater involvement and ability to direct in...

Staff shortage at Skeyes: Belgian air traffic again halted this night from 00:00 to 06:00

Usually, we do no longer report on the numerous air traffic limitations in Belgian skies, mainly during the night, because it would be an...

European Commission group recommends reform of European Air Traffic Control – Ryanair approves

European Commission wise persons group recommendations on European ATC reform A NETWORK-CENTRIC APPROACH  Recommendation 1: Confirm and strengthen EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager (NM) role by providing it...

After several night closures of the Belgian airspace detrimental to Liege Airport, the Walloon region asks for a new contract with skeyes

Several partial or total night closures of the Belgian airspace have occurred in recent weeks while a social conflict related to the workload and...

Following record 2018 delays, EU member states approve weakest targets ever for air traffic controllers’ performance

Governments extend EU-wide delay targets from 0.5 minutes to 0.9 minutes per flight New targets will lead to increased delays and more CO2...

The European aviation industry complains about the poor targets for EU air traffic management

Airspace users’ statement on the EU Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance targets 2020-2024 The weakest levels of ambition in the history of the Single European...

Belgian air navigation service provider skeyes reports again very good safety figures

At skeyes, all employees have the same goal at all times: air traffic safety. This has always been the case, but in recent years,...

Aireon System goes live on trial, giving real-time position of aeroplanes over the North Atlantic

AIREONSM SYSTEM GOES LIVE — TRIAL OPERATIONS BEGIN OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC MARKING NEW CHAPTER IN AVIATION HISTORY For the first time, air traffic controllers...

Belgian airspace closed again tonight between 01:30 and 04:30 (UTC+2)

Despite the nomination of two conciliators and the promise of the unions not to strike during the weekend in order to give a chance...

Pre-agreement signed between Belgian air traffic controllers and the management of skeyes. Unions disagree!

During the social consultation on Tuesday 26 March, skeyes management said that a pre-agreement had been signed with the unions on the following points: ...

Actions of air traffic controllers: 5 flights delayed at Charleroi; Brussels Airlines lost 4 million euros

Five flights were delayed Wednesday morning at Charleroi airport because of the action of air traffic controllers of Skeyes. Between 08:00 and 10:00, air...

Liege Airport complains of being harmed by Air Traffic Control company skeyes

Skeyes harms Liege Airport During the night of 25 to 26 March 2019, Liege Airport suffered from a new work stoppage by the air traffic...

Disturbances in Belgian sky this Monday due to action by air traffic controllers

As announced yesterday, the air traffic controllers affiliated with the ACV/CSC Transcom union are showing their dissatisfaction this Monday between 08:00 and 16:00 by...

Air traffic controllers’ strike in Belgium on Monday (25 March); new disturbances expected

Passengers travelling through Belgian airports are up for another day of social actions on Monday (25 March) as union ACV-Transcom, representing part of the...

Skeyes reaches agreement with one union of air traffic controllers

Skeyes, the Belgian air traffic services provider, has reached an agreement with one union of its air traffic controllers. The agreement was announced on Friday...

Social actions at skeyes disrupt air traffic in Belgian airspace (below 24,500 feet)

This morning, air traffic in Belgian airspace below flightlevel 24,500 is disrupted due to industrial actions at air traffic control company skeyes (former Belgocontrol)....