Category Archives: Single European Sky

FAB CE and BLUE MED strike inter-FAB deal

A cooperation deal between FAB Central Europe and the BLUE MED Functional Airspace Block has been struck to better coordinate the future of European air … More ››

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Hungarian CPDLC to improve efficiency

HungaroControl has launched a large-scale CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) project with the aim of developing the Hungarian air traffic infrastructure with the most … More ››

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EASA presses on with ATCO licence

A European Aviation Safety Agency committee has now approved a draft regulatory proposal that would harmonize training and certification standards for air traffic controllers throughout … More ››

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Brussels warns 18 to make FABs work

Brussels has formally requested 18 countries from six different Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) to work far harder to improve the way in which they manage … More ››

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Moving Targets

The framework by which each European nation’s air traffic control agency should cut costs to meet Single European Sky targets looks in tatters with some … More ››

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NATS signs deal with European airlines

UK’s air traffic control NATS and the Association of European Airlines (AEA) have entered into a strategic partnership to drive the Single European Sky (SES) … More ››

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FABEC states define future targets

The FABEC states of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have now submitted their second joint FABEC Performance Plan with the European Commission. … More ››

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SESAR roll-out gets Brussels green light

The European Commission has agreed on a first set of essential changes for the modernisation of the European air traffic management (ATM) system known as … More ››

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European datalink crippled by ATN capacity show-stopper

The cornerstone enabler for 4D trajectory flight appears to be technically impossible due to disastrous system overloads and potentially dangerous radio interference, writes Aimée Turner. … More ››

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Gate One admits to SESAR concerns

Seven national air traffic control agencies within one of Europe’s ‘Super-FABs’ fear being left out in the cold as modernising technology starts to be rolled … More ››

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