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EUROCONTROL is the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, an international organisation whose primary objective is the development of a seamless, pan-European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. This civil and military organisation currently has 34 member states; its headquarters are in Brussels. World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... Bold textItalic textBold text // Headline text Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ...


EUROCONTROL develops, coordinates and plans for implementation of short-, medium- and long-term pan-European air traffic management strategies and their associated action plans in an effort involving national authorities, air navigation service providers, civil and military airspace users, airports, industry, professional organisations and relevant European institutions. Its core activities involve all gate-to-gate air navigation service operations: strategic and tactical flow management, controller training, regional control of airspace, development of leading-edge, safety-proofed technologies and procedures, and collection of air navigation charges.


It provides various external services, including its EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Center (MUAC), widely recognized as the world's most productive and efficient air traffic control center. The high productivity is due to its evolutionary technical infrastructure (MADAP), pan-European recruitment, human resources reward program and organisational culture. MUAC created innovative technology and productivity enhancements: the Short-Term Conflict Alert, Medium-Term Conflict Alert, Medium-Term Conflict Detection, Automated Flight Activation Messages (ACT), Controller-Pilot Datalink Connectivity (CPDLC) and stripless controller working positions. Using an innovative Operator Display System (ODS) sporting various productivity boosting innovations, the air traffic controllers working at the MUAC provide safe and efficient control services over various European countries such as Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands and Germany. Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a service provided by ground based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air to ensure safe, orderly and expeditious traffic flow. ... Human resources has at least two meanings depending on context. ... Air traffic controllers are persons who operate the air traffic control system to expedite and maintain a safe and orderly flow of air traffic and help prevent mid-air collisions. ... Luxembourg - a small country in west Europe Luxembourg (city) - the capital city of the country Luxembourg (district) - a district in the country Luxembourg, province of Belgium Luxemburg, Iowa - a city in the USA Luxemburg, Wisconsin - a village in the USA Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France Luxemburg Township, Minnesota - a township in... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ...


Typically, Air Traffic Control Sectors at MUAC can handle 50 or more flights per hour in an Upper Control Area above 24500 feet. The average flight duration is approximately 18 minutes and typically 60% of the traffic is climbing from or descending to the major European airports of London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Berlin. This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... ▶ (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates 52°22′N 4°54′E Website www. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


See also

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union which has been given specific regulatory and executive tasks in the field of aviation safety. ...

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EUROCONTROL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
EUROCONTROL is the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, an international organisation whose primary objective is the development of a seamless, pan-European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.
This civil and military organisation currently has 34 member states; its headquarters are in Brussels.
EUROCONTROL develops, coordinates and plans for implementation of short-, medium- and long-term pan-European air traffic management strategies and their associated action plans in an effort involving national authorities, air navigation service providers, civil and military airspace users, airports, industry, professional organisations and relevant European institutions.
EUROCONTROL - definition of EUROCONTROL in Encyclopedia (244 words)
The achievement of this objective is the only solution to the present and future challenges facing the entire aviation community, which are to cope with the constant growth in air traffic, while maintaining a high level of safety, to reduce costs and to respect the environment.
EUROCONTROL develops, coordinates and plans the implementation of short and long-term pan-European ATM strategies and their associated action plans in a collective effort involving national regulatory authorities, air navigation service providers, the civil and military airspace users, industry, and other European institutions.
EUROCONTROL is, and will continue to be, at the heart of any new solution to enhance the performance of the European air navigation system to meet its stakeholders' needs.
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