About us

EUROCONTROL is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation.

Our expertise spans research, development, operations and performance monitoring.

We are committed to the European Union’s vision for a Single European Sky.

We support our Member States and our stakeholders (including air navigation service providers, civil and military airspace users, airports and aircraft/equipment manufacturers) in a joint effort to make aviation in Europe safer, more efficient, more cost-effective and with a minimal environmental impact.

EUROCONTROL in numbers
41

European Member States

2

Comprehensive agreement States
outside Europe

4

Sites spread over Belgium, France,
Luxembourg and the Netherlands

1,800 +

Officials

1963

Founded

865 million

Budget

What we do
What we do

Our raison d’être is to support European aviation and we do this by delivering technical excellence and civil-military expertise across the full spectrum of air traffic management.

At the same time we raise the key issues that face our industry and how we believe that EUROCONTROL can help dealing with these challenges.

Our activities touch on operations, service provision, concept development, research, Europe-wide project implementation, performance improvements, coordination with key aviation players at various levels as well as providing support to the future evolution and strategic orientations of aviation.

Our added value

Neutrality

In an industry that depends upon many different players working together, we have an unrivalled track record of bringing the aviation community together for the benefit of the entire European ATM network.

In-depth understanding

As we cover multiple domains and the whole life-cycle of the evolution of technology, from concepts to detailed standards and operations, we have an in-depth understanding of how everything fits into the whole ATM environment.

Data

We gather and share a wide range of data – statistics and forecasts – that allow our stakeholders to have a complete picture of European aviation performance and make informed decisions for the future.

Civil-military understanding

We improve the performance of the European network by acting as a bridge between civil and military airspace users.

Expertise

We have long-standing expertise, knowledge and capabilities in the field of air traffic management.

Innovative solutions

We develop solutions, technologies and operational procedures to provide enhanced levels of safety and efficiency through innovation.

Governance

EUROCONTROL has two governing bodies: the Permanent Commission and the Provisional Council. The Agency is the executive body.

The Organisation’s broadly-based stakeholder groups are also involved in steering the Agency’s efforts in order to ensure that the interests of all aviation stakeholders are represented.

Governance

Our members

We are an intergovernmental organisation with 41 Member and 2 Comprehensive Agreement States

Belgium
Belgium
France
France
Germany
Germany
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
United kingdom
United Kingdom
Ireland
Ireland
Portugal
Portugal
Greece
Greece
Malta
Malta
Turkey
Turkey
Cyprus
Cyprus
Hungary
Hungary
Switzerland
Switzerland
Austria
Austria
Denmark
Denmark
Norway
Norway
Slovenia
Slovenia
Sweden
Sweden
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Italy
Italy
Romania
Romania
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Croatia
Croatia
Monaco
Monaco
Slovakia
Slovakia
Spain
Spain
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Republic of Moldova
Republic of Moldova
Finland
Finland
Albania
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Poland
Poland
Ukraine
Ukraine
Serbia
Serbia
Armenia
Armenia
Lithuania
Lithuania
Montenegro
Montenegro
Latvia
Latvia
Georgia
Georgia
Estonia
Estonia
Israel
Israel
Morocco
Morocco
Belgium
Belgium
France
France
Germany
Germany
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
United kingdom
United Kingdom
Ireland
Ireland
Portugal
Portugal
Greece
Greece
Malta
Malta
Turkey
Turkey
Cyprus
Cyprus
Hungary
Hungary
Switzerland
Switzerland
Austria
Austria
Denmark
Denmark
Norway
Norway
Slovenia
Slovenia
Sweden
Sweden
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Italy
Italy
Romania
Romania
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Croatia
Croatia
Monaco
Monaco
Slovakia
Slovakia
Spain
Spain
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Republic of Moldova
Republic of Moldova
Finland
Finland
Albania
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Poland
Poland
Ukraine
Ukraine
Serbia
Serbia
Armenia
Armenia
Lithuania
Lithuania
Montenegro
Montenegro
Latvia
Latvia
Georgia
Georgia
Estonia
Estonia
Israel
Israel
Morocco
Morocco

Agency board members

Eamonn Brennan
Director General
Sabrina Depicker
Head of Human Resources and Services
Adriaan Heerbaart
Director Central Route Charges Office and Finance
Philippe Merlot
Director European Civil-Military Aviation
Iacopo Prissinotti
Director Network Management
John Santurbano
Director of the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC)
Donal Handley
Head of the Director General’s Office
Judith Schmitz
Head of Legal Service
Kyla Evans
Head of Corporate Communications
Katia Camarena
Secretary to the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council and Permanent Commission and Head of the Central Secretariat