Tag: EUROCONTROL

SITA airport technology helps Athens International Airport streamline its operations

SITA has just completed the implementation of its airport management solution at Athens International Airport, delivering significantly improved airport processes, as well as operational and cost efficiencies. Using SITA’s Airport Management, Athens International Airport is, for the first time,...

Aviation leaders meet in Maastricht to mark 50 years of cross-border cooperation

50 years ago the EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre began operations, with its four founding States agreeing to jointly provide the air navigation services in their upper airspace. In those 50 years, MUAC has grown to become the 3rd busiest Centre on the continent, handling in pre-C...

EUROCONTROL and ACI EUROPE sign Memorandum of Understanding

Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL, and Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, have today signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their co-operation as the two organisations work towards European aviation’s future-facing stability, safety, and sustainability. ...

Airport industry welcomes increased airport slot usage rule for next Summer season

ACI EUROPE today welcomed the decision by the European Commission to set a 64% minimum airport slot usage threshold for the Summer 2022 season. Accordingly, airlines operating out of congested EU airports will be required to effectively use their allocated slots for at least 64% of the time to ke...

Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners

In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 measures on airport performance, and so contribute to aviation’s overall recovery from the pandemic, airports need to focus on reducing the impact of space constraints and national authorities need to harmonise measures across EU Member States, according t...

New Joint Unit Cements Cooperation between EASA and EUROCONTROL

Director General EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky together officially opened the joint EASA-EUROCONTROL Technical and Coordination Office (TeCO) at EUROCONTROL’s Brussels Headquarters. The Office is designed to improve...

MUAC Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) Cell becomes operational in Dutch airspace

In order to further optimise the use of airspace and support all civil and military airspace users, in preparation for the Dutch airspace redesign planned for 2023, EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), in close cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Dutch Mini...

Fraport Traffic Figures: Major Decline in Passenger Volumes Continues

Frankfurt Airport and the Group’s airports worldwide report a substantial decrease in passenger traffic – Cargo volumes at FRA remain relatively steady – Frankfurt leads Europe in flight connections Frankfurt Airport (FRA) counted only 188,078 passengers in April 2020, 96.9% less than in ...

UK airlines to save millions as navigation charges deferred

UK airlines to save millions as navigation charges deferred

Airlines will be able to temporarily defer the payment of air navigation charges, saving them tens of millions of pounds, following action from the UK government. This measure should provide financial relief to airlines struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines will be ab...

ACI EUROPE calls for integration between airports and Air Traffic Management

ACI EUROPE calls for integration between airports and Air Traffic Management

ACI EUROPE’s Director General, Olivier Jankovec, today opened EUROCONTROL’s Digitally Connected Airports conference by calling for a closer cooperation and effective operational integration between airports and Air Traffic Management (ATM) to boost performance and improve sustainability. Speak...

A4E urges the EU to remove airspace inefficiencies

A4E urges the EU to remove airspace inefficiencies

European airline association Airlines for Europe (A4E) is calling on the European Union (EU) to take "immediate action" to remove European air space inefficiencies. The chief operating officers (COOs) of Europe’s leading airlines - accounting for nearly half a billion passengers per year - met ...

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