Collaboration between skeyes and LVNL leads to higher flight efficiency

Today skeyes and LVNL (Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland) implement the “Sector 3”-project, which will improve the flight efficiency within busy airspaces over the Netherlands and Belgium.

The project started in early 2018. The operational objective was to reduce the high workload within Amsterdam ACC (Area Control Center), redirecting the flow of traffic overflying Belgium. To do so, LVNL intended to reconfigure Sector 3, thus, reorganizing the current arriving routes, South to North, that start over Belgium and corresponding traffic streams towards such airports as Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

The traffic will from now on be handled in a more sustainable manner increasing the mutual capacity. The further improvement of the high level of flight efficiency also reduces emissions and so contribute to skeyes’ efforts in increasing performance of aviation in this domain.

COO Peggy Devestel: “In close collaboration with our Dutch colleagues of LVNL, sector 3 modifications in realigning the inbound flows for the major airports in The Netherlands were successfully achieved. The achievements will improve the overall efficiency and the collaboration between both countries.”

Audrey Dorigo

Porte-Parole, skeyes

Dominique Dehaene

skeyes - Communication Manager & Spokesperson

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About skeyes

skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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