The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), operated by EUROCONTROL on behalf of four States, provides air traffic control for the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet, i.e. approximately 7,500 metres) of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and north-west Germany.
The international area of responsibility it covers is a perfect example of the harmonisation of airspace and a model for cross-border projects in the spirit of the Single European Sky.
MUAC is a member of FABEC, the functional airspace block at the heart of Europe, which covers 55% of European air traffic.
- Punctuality: 99.7 % of flights on time (2012)
- Cost-effectiveness (2012): 261€ per composite flight-hour (European system average in 2011: 502€ - Source: ATM Cost-Effectiveness 2011 Benchmarking Report, April 2013)
- Controller productivity (2012): 1.94 composite flight-hours per controller hour (European system average in 2011: 0.8 - Source: ATM Cost-Effectiveness 2011 Benchmarking Report, April 2013)