EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental organisation with 41 States, committed to building, together with its partners, a Single European Sky that will deliver the air traffic management (ATM) performance required for the twenty-first century and beyond.
Over 1,900 highly qualified professionals spread over four European countries work at EUROCONTROL, deploying their expertise to address ATM challenges.
Our expertise are unrivalled:
- covering both operational and technical elements
- advising on both civil and military aspects of ATM
- having experience at bringing States with different needs together for a common goal
On 29 April and 2 June 2016 EUROCONTROL signed Comprehensive Agreements with the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel respectively. These agreements allow for an even closer working relationship with these two countries and strengthened cooperation in the field of aviation. In particular, they support improved crisis management, more organised and harmonised management of traffic flows, improved predictability in the planning of daily operations, improved safety of operations and a wider network approach to all developments such as airspace design, infrastructure coordination and management.
- The Network Manager has extended the role of the former Central Flow Management Unit and now proactively manages the entire ATM Network (with nearly ten million flights every year), in close liaison with the air navigation service providers, airspace users, the military and airports.
- The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre provides an air traffic control service for the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and northern Germany.
- The Central Route Charges Office handles the billing, collection and redistribution of aviation charges.
- We support the European Commission, EASA and National Supervisory Authorities in their regulatory activities.
- We are actively involved in research, development and validation and make a substantial contribution to the SESAR Joint Undertaking. Our aim is to deliver tangible results which will improve the ATM system’s performance in the medium- and long-term.
- We have a unique platform for civil-military aviation coordination in Europe.
Aeronautical information management: An efficient air transport system requires accurate, timely and tailored aeronautical information. EUROCONTROL ensures that aeronautical information is provided in a global and interoperable way while building a network-centric information system for Europe.
Airspace management and organisation: We work with the European Commission, Member States and the aviation community to develop an improved route network over Europe’s busy skies so that flights can go to their destination more directly, saving time, fuel and money.
Air traffic flow and capacity management: EUROCONTROL, through its network manager functions, balances airspace capacity with demand, optimising the efficiency and safety of air traffic for the continent’s busy skies.
Training: We deliver quality training in air traffic management (ATM) to a variety of actors in the aviation community.
We provide a wide range of training services and products – from general introductory courses on ATM concepts to advanced operational training -, building on more than 40 years of expertise. By delivering tailored training activities, we support EUROCONTROL’s pan-European network management and deployment activities, the implementation of the Single European Sky and the SESAR programme.
Civil-military ATM coordination: We facilitate civil-military coordination and cooperation in European air traffic management. We also help states and stakeholders in the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and the SESAR Programme so as to share airspace in the most beneficial way.
Communications, navigation and surveillance: We are working on the air traffic management infrastructure of the future, to ensure a fluid exchange of information between airspace users and to provide a harmonised and integrated common framework for the European air navigation system.
Economics and business cases: Our Business Cases help stakeholders weigh up the facts so as to find the best and most cost-effective solution.
With our multidisciplinary team of dedicated economics experts, business case and cost-benefit analyses specialists, we deliver stakeholder-oriented, valuable economic analysis tools for airspace users, air navigation service providers, airports, military users and major ATM decision-makers.
Environmental impact on aviation: EUROCONTROL puts its environmental expertise at the service of its Member States, the European Union, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the wider aviation community to help measure, monitor, and mitigate the impact aviation is having on the environment.
Human performance in ATM: We analyse various elements which could influence the human ability to complete tasks successfully.
Our main goal is to align organisational objectives with staff needs to build an effective, efficient, and safe ATM system.
Safety: With our safety management activities, we support pan-European ANSPs in their efforts to keep ATM-induced incidents to a minimum, while ensuring that safety enhancements are in line with European regulations.
Simulations: We run a full set of simulation platforms covering all phases of flight: from en-route ATC to TMA, including airports, the Network Management function, and even the cockpit side.
Statistics and forecasts: We regularly publish statistics, forecasts, reports and studies on air traffic trends and delays in Europe. We monitor and analyse progress made by the air transport industry.
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Our Member States, Partner Countries & Organisations
41 – EUROCONTROL Member States
2 – Comprehensive Agreement Stateshttps://www.eurocontrol.int/
16 – Bilateral agreements with partner countries
10 – EAD agreements for data providers from partner countries
35 – Bilateral agreements with partner organisations