skeyes well on time in obtaining new certificate as air navigation service provider

As air navigation service provider to airports and airline companies, skeyes is subject to European regulation. The Belgian Supervisory Authority – Air Navigation Services (BSA-ANS) supervises whether skeyes complies with the European regulation. If that is the case, skeyes receives a certificate from the BSA-ANS as air navigation service provider.

The requirements and conditions for the certificate have recently been thoroughly modified by Europe. The amended regulation came into force on 2 January 2020.

In order to be re-certified, skeyes had to make sure that it complied with the amended provisions. In the past year skeyes and the BSA-ANS collaborated closely for that purpose. In an initial phase they reached an unambiguous interpretation of the new regulatory framework. Afterwards the BSA-ANS determined through extensive audits that skeyes had implemented the required substantive amendments and had thus satisfied the conditions.

Thanks to the open and constructive collaboration between both parties, skeyes was able to obtain its licence on 17 December already. That is a lot earlier than originally planned. It makes skeyes one of the first ANSPs in Europe to obtain that certificate. It comes into force on 2 January 2020 and shall remain so indefinitely, as long as no major non-compliances are established.

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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