Maastricht UAC

The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) is an international non-profit air navigation service provider, operated by EUROCONTROL on behalf of four States – Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

MUAC ensures that aircraft flying in the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet or 7.5 km) over
the Benelux and north-west Germany can do so safely and efficiently.

To manage this busy and complex airspace, MUAC is organised on a multinational, cross-border basis. It is a working example of how European cooperation, both at a civil and military level, can result in safety, capacity and efficiency benefits for all.

Latest news

Since 25 April 2019, cross-border free route airspace (FRA) managed by EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), Naviair, LFV and DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung has allowed cross-border free route operations.

16 April 2019
Girlsday 2019 sees EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area...
10 December 2018

Free Route Airspace is now available at weekends in the...

29 November 2018
EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC),...


20 June 2019
The Free Route Airspace (FRA) index chart indicates the...
25 January 2019
EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC)...

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We provide multinational air navigation services in the...
EUROCONTROL offers highly qualified and motivated young...
Over four decades of seamless multinational airspace...
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MUAC – Performance through innovation

Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre – 45 years (1972-2017)

Sharing the sky

MUAC – Above and Beyond

Flying a new dimension

Fast Facts

Airspace size 260,000km2
Flights per annum 1.85 million
Average flights per day (2017) 5,064
Peak day (2017) 5,689
Flights on time 94.7%

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