We have been working with the aviation community for over 50 years, to deliver a single sky for Europe.
In close cooperation with our stakeholders, we conduct a wide range of activities to improve the current European air traffic management (ATM) system and support its evolution. We are also working on making the next generation ATM system safer, more cost-effective and environmentally responsible.
Our 2,200 highly qualified professionals, spread over four European countries, make sure that the appropriate expertise and resources are deployed to respond to the ATM challenges of the future.
Our main areas of activity
|SESAR and Research||building the future pan-European air traffic management network.|
|Single Sky||support for rule-making and regulation in European aviation.|
|Network Manager||developing system-wide functions for the European ATM network and improve its performance.|
|Maastricht Control Centre||air traffic control services for the upper airspace of the Benelux countries and north-western Germany.|
|Route Charges||billing and collection services for en-route and terminal charges on behalf of Member States.|
Areas of expertise
Besides our core activities, our knowledge and resources are spread across the following areas of expertise:
|Aeronautical information management||An efficient air transport system requires accurate, timely and tailored aeronautical information. EUROCONTROL ensures that aeronautical information is provided in a global and interoperable way, whilst looking forward to building a network-centric information system for Europe.|
|Airspace management and organisation||
EUROCONTROL is working with the European Commission, Member States and the aviation community to develop an improved route network over Europe’s busy skies, so that flights can go to their destination more directly, saving time, fuel and money.
|Air traffic flow and capacity management||
EUROCONTROL, through its network management functions, balances airspace capacity with demand, optimising the efficiency and safety of air traffic for the continent’s busy skies.
|ATM training||We deliver quality training in air traffic management (ATM) to a variety of actors in the aviation community.
We provide a wide range of training services and products - from general introductory courses on ATM concepts to advanced operational training -, building on more than 40 years of expertise. By delivering tailored training activities, we support EUROCONTROL's pan-European network management and deployment activities, the implementation of the Single European Sky and the SESAR programme.
|Civil-military ATM coordination||We facilitate coordination and cooperation in European air traffic management between civil and military aviation. We also provide support to states and stakeholders in the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and SESAR Programme in order to share airspace in the most beneficial way.|
|Communications, navigation and surveillance||
EUROCONTROL is working to deliver the air traffic management infrastructure of the future, to ensure the exchange of information between airspace users, and to provide a harmonised and integrated common framework for the European air navigation system, while enriching ATM performance with new forms of control.
|Economics and business cases||
The main role of EUROCONTROL Business Cases is to help stakeholders consider the best available facts in order to choose among alternative solutions.As a multidisciplinary team of dedicated economics experts, and business cases and cost benefit analyses specialists, we deliver stakeholders oriented and valuable economic analysis tools for Airspace Users, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airports, Military Users and major ATM decision makers
|Environmental impact on aviation||
Protecting the planet is a key objective in all our activities, with the specific goal of reducing the impact of aviation on the environment. We are also assisting the European Commission in introducing aviation into the EU’s emissions trading scheme in 2012.
|Human performance in ATM||
At EUROCONTROL we analyse job-related aspects which can impact on human capability to facilitate the successful accomplishment of working tasks. Our main goal is to align organisational objectives with staff needs in order to support the achievement of an effective, efficient, and safe ATM system.
We are leading the efforts of the pan-European ANSPs to keep ATM-induced incidents to a minimum, through our safety management activities, whilst ensuring that safety enhancements are in line with regulations throughout the European ATM network.
We run a full set of simulation platforms covering all phases of flight: from En-route ATC to TMA, including airports, the Network Management function, and even the cockpit side.
|Statistics and forecasts||
EUROCONTROL provides up-to-date statistics, forecasts, reports and studies on air traffic trends and delays in Europe, and monitors and analyses the evolution of the entire air transport industry.