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Airlines for Europe (A4E) unhappy about yet another ATC strike, in Belgium for a change

400+ flights cancelled due to national Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike in Belgium tomorrow   At least 50,000 travellers to be impacted, damaging European...

National strike on 13 February in Belgium: air traffic disallowed in Belgian airspace (below 24,500 feet)

skeyes, responsible for controlling the civil airspace from ground to 24,500 feet (about 7,500 metres) above Belgium and for the space between 14,500 and 24,500 feet above Luxembourg is forced to disallow...

Air traffic disallowed during national strike of 13 February in Belgium

Important update 12 February 17:00 (UTC +1) https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous/strike-action/13-february-2019-national-strike-belgium/skeyes-air-traffic-disallowed-belgian-airspace-below-24500-feet/ Belgian trade unions have called a national strike on 13 February after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next...

National strike on 13 February in Belgium: serious impact on air traffic

Belgian trade unions have called a national strike on 13 February after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next two years. The...

Serious delays at LaGuardia Airport due to staff shortages at air traffic control

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authorities (FAA) are noticing a slight increase in sick leaves at two air traffic control facilities along the East Coast....

Over 34 million passengers travelled safely through Belgian airspace thanks to skeyes

In 2018 skeyes, the national air navigation service provider, guided 1,101,145 aircraft in the Belgian airspace and at the Belgian airports. For the first...

Belgian air traffic management company ‘skeyes’ sets up shop at DronePort

The drone sector is changing rapidly (as recent events at Gatwick Airport have shown), and skeyes wishes to play a role in the future...

Belgian Red Lions are back in Belgium with Brussels Airlines, as World Champions!

This morning (18 December), Belgium's national men's field hockey team returned from India after their historic World Cup final victory against The Netherlands. Just...

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....