At the end of June, the FABEC States Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland submitted their second joint FABEC Performance Plan with the European Commission. The document incorporates FABEC targets for all operational key performance areas with the main objective to improve safety, capacity and flight efficiency, and covers cost-efficiency targets at national charging zone level. To underpin their commitment to the Single European Sky, FABEC States set up a common financial mechanism which incentivises in both directions (bonus or malus) the en-route capacity and service quality provided by the six en-route FABEC air navigation service providers Belgocontrol (Belgium), DFS (Germany), DSNA (France), LVNL (Netherlands), MUAC (EUROCONTROL), and skyguide (Switzerland). With this decision FABEC States implement for the first time a system which relates performance to finance at FABEC level.
The FABEC Performance Plan covers the reference period 2015-2019. In the coming months the European Commission will assess the FABEC targets against those set at European level.
FABEC comprises the six States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland, their civil and military air navigation service providers as well as EUROCONTROL's four-State air traffic control centre in Maastricht. The civil FABEC ANSPs employ a total of 17,000 people. 5,400 are traffic controllers. 55 % of all European traffic takes place in the FABEC area.
The FABEC Performance Plan as well as the documentation of the consultation can be found at www.FABEC.eu, or contact Bernhard Mayr, Chairman FABEC Financial & Performance Committee: Telephone: 00 49 228 99 300 4931