skeyes and ANA Lux make Luxembourg Airport more environmentally friendly

After a close collaboration between skeyes and Luxembourg air traffic controller ANA Lux to implement Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) or green landings at Luxembourg airport, a new step in this partnership was taken. From now on, skeyes will deliver the CDO statistics to ANA Lux to support monitoring and future improvements. Both parties signed an agreement to this end today.

skeyes manages air traffic control in certain parts of the Luxembourg airspace. Whenever possible, CDO’s or green landings are executed, whereby airplanes use less fuel and make less noise because they land in a continuous descending line instead of in stages.

After a long testing period, skeyes commits to weekly provide data about green landings to ANA Lux, which will be informed on e.g. the aircraft, the runway used for landing and whether or not CDO procedures were followed. 

Johan Decuyper, CEO skeyes: “We have been applying and monitoring CDOs ​ in Belgium for a long time already and now we share our know-how with ANA Lux. The data we will provide will allow them to verify if the execution of green landings can be optimised or extended. Just like us, ANA Lux is constantly searching for environmentally friendly measures to be integrated in their operations.”


ANA Lux Director Claudio Clori and skeyes CEO Johan Decuyper
ANA Lux Director Claudio Clori and skeyes CEO Johan Decuyper





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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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