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European ATM growth grinds to a halt in 2008


Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has painted a bleak picture of the strength of European aircraft movements for 2009. According to the pan-European body, total aircraft movements in Europe in 2008 increased just 0.1%, the lowest level of growth recorded over the past five years. Average daily aircraft movements were up just 200, from 27,470 to 27,676. [541 words]

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  • Delays increase
  • 2009: downturn in flight movements to accelerate

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  • EU area FIR movements: 2007 and 2008
  • EUROCONTROL short-term flight movements forecast for 2009
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