Israel becomes the 42nd user of the LSSIP process

7 February 2018

The decision by The State of Israel to join the Local Single Sky ImPlementation (LSSIP) process that EUROCONTROL runs jointly with its Member States confirms that the LSSIP process is optimal for monitoring the implementation of ATM functionalities within Europe and beyond, and follows on from the signature of the Comprehensive Agreement between EUROCONTROL and Israel.

LSSIP information is central to ECAC States, as this is the main source for the monitoring the implementation of the European ATM Master Plan, as well as for monitoring implementation of ICAO’s ATM System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) within the ICAO European Region. LSSIP helps optimise reporting streams and ensures no duplication of efforts for our stakeholders.

Mr. Ilan Wolf, Manager of the Air Traffic Services Section within the Aviation Infrastructure Division of the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Israel, and Israel’s LSSIP Focal Point, commented:

“Air transport plays a strategic role in the economic development of Israel, and its social and cultural enrichment. Since the signature of the open skies agreement between Israel and the EU, the Israeli air transport market has shown significant annual growth rates. 2017 particularly stands out with a total 16% annual growth in international operations. Faced with this massive challenge of a fast growing and changing Air Transport system, we believe that joining the LSSIP process will provide us with the necessary mechanism and tools to improve our planning, monitoring and reporting capabilities in the field of aviation infrastructure and air navigation services. Joining the LSSIP process is another milestone in Israel path of integration into the European ATM system, and we are eager to deepen our involvement in EUROCONTROL activities.”

With the accession of Israel to the LSSIP mechanism, the coverage of the process extends now to 42 States/bodies (including MUAC, EUROCONTROL’s Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht), reinforcing once more the Agency’s true Pan-European dimension. 

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