Air Traffic Management
European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation was founded in 1963 to bring together European stated for the purpose of maintaining safety within the field of air traffic management. It now comprises 38 member states and represents the core of the European air traffic management system.
EUROCONTROL holds responsibility for coordination of the efforts of air traffic controllers and Air Navigation Service Providers and aims to create a harmonised and uniform air traffic management system in Europe and coordinate operations between civilian and military traffic. In particular, it is currently focused on supporting aviation stakeholders in the implementation of the Single European Sky, and the associated SESAR Joint Undertaking, paving the way for major reform of European air traffic management by 2013.
It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with units in France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Germany.
David Mc Millan, who became Director General on 01-Jan-2008, heads EUROCONTROL.
Finavia, a fully owned government company, maintains a network of 25 airports in Finland and the air navigation system covering the entire country.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a state-sponsored company responsible for the provision of air navigation services in Irish airspace and the regulate aviation safety standards across the country. The IAA is in control of communication at Ireland's three main international airports at Dublin, Shannon and Cork. The IAA also provides technical training and aviation consultancy services.
The National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) is Egypt's provider of air navigation services and safety services across all airports in the country. NANSC is wholly-owned by the government and has headquarters in Cairo.
NATS provides air traffic control services to aircraft flying in UK airspace, and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic. Safety is NATS’ first and foremost priority and it also aims to provide services in an efficient and cost-effective way. NATS Services, the commercial business of the NATS group, works with airports, air navigation service providers and other customers from around the world to design, implement and manage air traffic management solutions. NATS (En Route) plc is best known for its 'en route' air traffic control business which is operated under a licence issued by the Secretary of State for Transport and economically and safety regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).