Talking to Pierre Depireux

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Raising the Aviation Bar

How will one of EUROCONTROL’s key aviation services – the Central Route Charges Office – develop in the future?

This episode of our #RaisingTheAviationBar podcast catches up with Pierre Depireux,  our Head of EUROCONTROL’s Central Route Charges Office (CRCO) to learn how the route charges system works, and how EUROCONTROL is using digital technology to provide an even better service and customer experience – a priority for the future CRCO 2.0 roadmap set out in our corporate programme #RaisingtheBar: Building EUROCONTROL 2030.

In this podcast episode Pierre explains how the CRCO supports Member States and the aviation sector by collecting route charges, which cover the cost of ATC air traffic control for every flight and are the main source of liquidity for air navigation service providers across Europe. Pierre explains how route charges are calculated – and discusses potential system evolutions.

The episode is a must-listen to understand better how crucial route charges are to the efficient functioning of the European aviation network.