Air traffic control providers to manage Belgian airspace with one single system

EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), the Belgian air navigation service provider skeyes and Belgian Defence signed today a Letter of Intent to work on a study for delivering a single air traffic management system over Belgian airspace as from 2024.

This is very much in line with the joint ambition expressed by skeyes and the Belgian Defence to provide integrated civil-military air navigation services in Belgian airspace by 2030, and the fact that our Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre already provides seamless, integrated civil-military air navigation services in the upper airspace of the Benelux countries and north-west Germany.

On this occasion, John Santurbano, Director of EUROCONTROL MUAC stated: “Data services is the solution for addressing air traffic management system fragmentation across Europe. In the past, EUROCONTROL MUAC successfully implemented similar solutions for military partners. We are now ready and keen to embark on a similar challenge with one of our key civil partners in the core area of Europe. A shared air traffic management system will be essential to improving the current cost-efficiency and capacity challenges.”

Read the full press release issued by skeyes