Air Traffic Control

The information website for local residents of Brussels Airport is widely improved

skeyes and Brussels Airport have developed a new version of the BATC.be information website: as of now, visitors will find a wide range of...

A mid-air collision between two aircraft narrowly avoided near Liège: air traffic controllers furious

On 6 September 2018, two aircraft almost collided above Liege. The monitoring body (AAIU or Air Accident Investigation Unit) considers that the incident is...

Belgian military and civilian and European air traffic control providers to manage Belgian airspace with one single system

skeyes, Belgian Defence and EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) intend to use the same system for Air Traffic Management as from 2024....

2018: Worst year in Europe for air traffic delays and flight cancellations in nearly a decade

Urgent need for Member States to remove political bottlenecks and enable a “seamless European sky” Opportunity for EU Transport Ministers to take decisive...

skeyes (ex Belgocontrol) performs very well as regards punctuality

Despite the continued increase in air traffic in Europe during last summer, skeyes’ results in terms of punctuality are once again outstanding. With only...

It’s official: Belgocontrol ceases to exist and becomes skeyes

This year Belgocontrol celebrates its twentieth anniversary. In the course of those two decades, and especially in the last few years, the national air...

A new company name for Belgium’s air traffic control provider Belgocontrol

A change of company name for Belgocontrol. According to French-language daily newspaper La Dernière Heure (DH), the Belgian air navigation and traffic service provider for the civil airspace for which the Belgian...

Radar failure in the Lisbon area control center is disrupting air traffic

On 28 October around 20:00 (UTC +1), a radar control failure at Lisbon area control center (ACC) seriously disrupted air traffic as aircraft were...

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...