Skyway - Spring/Summer 2018

Skyway issue 68

Skyway is EUROCONTROL's official magazine. Launched in 1996 Skyway has developed into an authoritative voice, examining in depth the major challenges to improving air traffic management (ATM) performance in Europe and globally.

In this issue:


  • Performance Review Commission produces early version of ATM cost-eff ectiveness report
  • Network Manager handled annual traffic rises of 4.4% in 2017
  • Search and rescue committee to widen and broaden regional operations in 2018
  • New Director appointed for Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre
  • Israel becomes the forty-second user of the LSSIP process
  • EUROCONTROL launches updated runway accident prevention plan
  • Simulating new Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) operations in real-time
  • Raúl Medina Caballero elected President of the Provisional Council


  • Flight share by market segment
  • Top airports per market segment
  • Busiest 10 airports


  • Success will be measured by stakeholder involvement and support, by Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL

Cover story

  • EUROCONTROL sits at the heart of regulatory, research and operational drone integration work, by Philippe Merlo
  • Drone airspace simulations reveal complexities of integration in unsegregated operations, by Kevin Harvey
  • Holistic airspace risk assessment will be key to assuring UAS safety, by Bruno Rabiller


  • Future traffic levels will drive reconfiguration of Network Manager and European airspace design, by Joe Sultana
  • Free route airspace saves half a billion euros for European airspace users…, by Razvan Bucuroiu
  • ….and free route airspace also benefits controllers in Maastricht, by Stephanie Demuth
  • CNS roadmap shows evolutionary path to an integrated future, by Emilien Robert
  • Communications fit for the future, by Tom Goossenaerts
  • How big data is helping meet Europe’s capacity challenge, by Herbert Naessens


  • The road to safe and secure drone integration in Europe, by Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU)
  • One sky for all, by Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA)


Skyway No. 68 - Spring/Summer 2018