Eurocontrol: Implementing centralised services

New links are being forged to unite all European ATM stakeholders in a bold collaborative venture to provide essential services for the benefit of all airspace users. This was announced by EUROCONTROL on 19 March.

Better known as centralised services, once implemented, they should make for net savings of up to €1.6 billion over ten years as overlapping ATM investments on a national basis are reduced, it is understood. By eliminating fragmentation and its consequent costs, centralised services will enhance performance in general and safety performance in particular; they will improve interoperability and ensure that Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) have access to the world’s most advanced ATM technology.