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Greater efficiency in European airspace: aircraft can now fly thousands of additional direct routes in the core area of Europe

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A significant enhancement in European airspace efficiency has been achieved through the implementation of H24 cross-border free route airspace operations over Belgium, Luxembourg, the...

Air traffic in Eurocontrol network grew by 7% in summer 2023

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Overview of air traffic figures June – July – August 2023: Advance planning and collaboration kept summer delays manageable Traffic growth remains a major...

Over 1 million flights in July in Europe (+7%), but traffic affected by extreme weather

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 July 2023 saw traffic 7% up on average compared with July 2022, with total flights in the month exceeding 1 million for the first...

Positive start to aviation summer 2023, according to Eurocontrol

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In positive news for passengers across the continent, figures from June 2023, the first month of the summer, show that while traffic is up...

EUROCONTROL 2023 spring forecast expects 2019 levels of flights to be reached in 2025

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Eurocontrol today issued its spring 2023 7-year forecast, which is an update of the previously published 7-year forecast in Autumn 2022.Here is a summary...

The new Eurocontrol Director General visits Kyiv, confirms Agency support to Ukraine

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Raúl Medina, the new Director General of Eurocontrol has confirmed the Agency’s full commitment to supporting its Member State, Ukraine in a visit to...

Aircraft operators reap rewards of MUAC airspace changes designed to optimise free route airspace

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Aircraft crossing the upper airspace over Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and north-west Germany will save on distance, fuel, and carbon dioxide emissions thanks to...

Belgium blocks budget for European Air Traffic Control

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The annual budget for Maastricht-based Air Traffic Control in the Benelux countries and large parts of northwestern Germany threatens to fail due to opposition from...

EUROCONTROL Member States approve creation of voluntary solidarity funds to support Member States impacted by war

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The 41 EUROCONTROL Member States have today entrusted the Organisation with a new task – the creation of voluntary solidarity funds in support of...

Eurocontrol warns: re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere of space debris of Chinese rocket launch – Spain closes airports

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Eurocontrol has warned of the expected re-entry into atmosphere of the large space object Rocket Long March 5B (CZ 5B), launched by China on...

Boeing brings Mobile Newton Room to Belgium

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On 3 October, the first Mobile Newton Room in Belgium opened its doors to students from across the country who will learn how to...

Iceland to join EUROCONTROL – A transitional agreement has been signed

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Iceland and EUROCONTROL have today signed a Transitional Agreement marking Iceland’s intention to become a Member State of the Organisation on 1 January 2025.The...

Raúl Medina Caballero to take over from Eamonn Brennan as Director General of EUROCONTROL on 1 January 2023

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EUROCONTROL’s 41 Member States have today selected Raúl Medina Caballero, Director General of Civil Aviation of Spain as the next Director General of EUROCONTROL....

Five flights converging to Lyon demonstrate potential for greening of aviation

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Aviation associations call for policies to support the continued transition to net zero carbon emissions Today, five European flights will converge on Lyon Airport, applying...

“Europe for Aviation” promotes a more sustainable aviation at the World ATM Congress 2022 in Madrid

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The “Europe for Aviation” team, consisting of nine European aviation organisations working to promote the modernisation, sustainability and resilience of a safe European aviation,...

MUAC starts operational use of ATN Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C)

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ATS B2 Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) via the aeronautical telecommunications network (ATN) is operational at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre as...

Reducing aviation emissions by 55% by 2030: Can it be done – and if so, what are the extra costs of decarbonisation measures? A Eurocontrol Think Paper

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EUROCONTROL has today published its latest Think Paper, the 16th in a series of thought-provoking studies, providing an in-depth assessment of what cutting emissions...

EUROCONTROL 2050 air traffic forecast showing aviation pathway to net zero

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EUROCONTROL has released a new long-term air traffic forecast, looking at how aviation in Europe will grow over the coming decades. For the first...

EUROCONTROL expects 9.3 million flights in 2022, 84% of pre-pandemic level

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The latest EUROCONTROL Traffic Scenarios for the period April to December 2022 predict steady growth between April and peak-summer, reaching 89% of 2019 traffic...

Eurocontrol accuses Russia of stealing hundreds of leased aircraft

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Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation is sounding the alarm bells after Russian airlines are simply keeping their leased aircraft....

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