Twenty years ago, Europe entered the era of central flow management with the creation of the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) at EUROCONTROL’s Brussels headquarters. The concept was created in the 1980s when a surge in air traffic demand had led to unprecedented delays. The then European Transport Ministers decided that the only solution was to carry out air traffic flow management centrally so as to make the best possible use of all the available airspace capacity.
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This playlist offers an insight into how European aviation and ATM are evolving.
Together with our partners, we at EUROCONTROL develop new technologies and operational procedures which support the implementation of the Single European Sky concept. As a co-founding member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU), we also provide air traffic management expertise to all SESAR work packages and we lead those which are dedicated to pan-European network performance.
"Research is a long-term activity. From the initial imagining of a thousand new ideas until the implementation of a mature solution, many years go by on a road full of obstacles. It is therefore crucial, even in our economically constrained environment, that enough energy is put into research all along the way. SESAR 2020 should open the door to these 1000 initial ideas; they will generate 100 intermediate proposals and finally lead to the solution that will really solve a problem."
This playlist offers an insight into Centralised services and how EUROCONTROL is addressing performance and fragmentation issues through them.
Centralised services represent a valuable step forward in improving our cost-efficiency, starting to tackle the underlying issue of fragmentation and implementing market mechanisms into the ATM services. More information at www.eurocontrol.int
We update this playlist regularly with videos and animations on the latest news and projects, so stay tuned and keep abreast of EUROCONTROL and ATM news.