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26 September 2016
EUROCONTROL continues to drive down costs for passengers
The European Union has set targets for 2012 to 2019 for the unit rates for the provision of air traffic management services to be reduced by, on...
23 September 2016
Just Culture widens its scope
For many years EUROCONTROL has promoted Just Culture in aviation – the concept that pilots and controllers should be encouraged to report incidents...
21 September 2016
43 States, as many situations and a unique Network Manager
Forty-three EU and non-EU States; a peak of 34,594 flights on 9 September this year; 1,940 aircraft operators; 520 airports; 68 control centres...
19 September 2016
Balloon-powered Internet for everyone, with the help of the Network Manager
We often take the internet for granted, but today some four billion people still do not have access to it. In a connected 21 st century, not being...
16 September 2016
Reaching out to the Chinese ATM Community at ATC Global 2016
On 12-14 September 2016, EUROCONTROL attended the ATC Global Conference and Exhibition which took place for the second time in Beijing, China. The...
14 September 2016
Why aircraft don’t always fly in straight lines
A Boeing 747 burns over 10 tonnes of fuel every hour and much more when it is climbing up to altitude. That equates to about 4 litres per second. So...
6 September 2016
How can research help improve airport capacity?
Airport capacity needs to keep pace with demand: it is a perpetual challenge. Airport capacity is a complex topic with no easy solutions, as it...
2 September 2016
Get me to the gate on time!
Predictive performance management is at the heart of the SESAR’s Airport operations centre (APOC).* It relies on having access to real time data from...
31 August 2016
RECAT-EU now in use at Paris Charles de Gaulle
The new European separation standard for aircraft wake turbulence - developed by EUROCONTROL and called European Wake Vortex Re-categorisation (RECAT...
26 August 2016
The ATM wish list: getting closer
How can you go further in improving European ATM Network efficiency, reducing delay, enhancing safety and cutting down on CO 2 emissions? Not easy to...