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3 August 2018
Delays – three questions and many answers
Last time you took a flight, was it delayed? By how much? And why? Simple questions to ask, but it’s much more complicated to answer them. First is...
30 July 2018
TOKAI: a free, well-supported web-based app for the entire safety investigation process
TOKAI - the Tool-kit for ATM occurrence investigation - is a web-based application, which helps air navigation service providers (ANSPs) manage the...
16 July 2018
EUROCONTROL’s safety tools: a global success story
The 5 th Safety Management Tools User Group saw users from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America come to EUROCONTROL HQ to discuss the global...
14 June 2018
New system deployed to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace
EUROCONTROL is today deploying a new system to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace. This is part of the European Union's...
Facing the threat of cyber-attacks: Thales Belgium becomes EUROCONTROL’s Managed Security Services Provider
28 May 2018
The programme is specifically designed to comply with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager Operations Centre’s requirements, but also capable of being...
13 March 2018
Three ways EUROCONTROL helps ATCOs manage stress and fatigue
To ensure that the air traffic control (ATC) system functions efficiently and safely, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) need to perform optimally. This...
Re-focusing and re-energising runway incursion prevention: Launch of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions Version 3.0 (EAPPRI v3.0)
20 November 2017
The number of runway incursions affecting European and global airports remains a significant safety concern. To address this, EUROCONTROL's Network...
10 November 2017
Network Manager Operational Safety Study on traffic collision avoidance
EUROCONTROL’s ultimate goal is to keep Europe’s ATM Network safe while increasing capacity and efficiency. The Network Manager identifies Network...
15 August 2017
ATCO blind spots – a matter of perception
A dangerous phenomenon observed in air traffic control operations is called controller blind spots. During busy periods with long hours spent in...
11 August 2017
Don’t fall for sensory illusions
Certain weather conditions or a lack of visibility may play a bad joke on pilots’ perception of factors such as elevation, position and thrust...