THE CRISIS OF EUROPEAN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

This paper analyzes the problems facing Eurocontrol and the European Community in consolidating and rationalizing the fragmented airspace and separate national air traffic control (ATC) facilities of Western Europe. Measures required to resolve the ATC crisis in Europe are summarized as follows: (1) The Heads of State or Government should make the political decision to integrate Europe's fragmented ATC systems and accomplish this by a mixed public-private system with government and industry sharing in decision-making; (2) A flexible, coordinated reorganization scheme for Europe on airspace should be developed and implemented by the Transport and Defense Ministers of European countries; (3) Basic common ATC standards should be adopted; and (4) The European Community should arrange financing to achieve the European wide computer compatibility and adequate radar coverage needed in the short run.

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    • Mensen, H
  • Publication Date: 1992-4

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-39
  • Monograph Title: TRENDS AND ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION
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  • Accession Number: 00621463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM