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European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL)


Brussels, Belgium

Web site

Short description

EUROCONTROL is a civil–military organization committed to building, together with its partners, a Single European Sky that will deliver air traffic management performance for the 21st century and beyond.


The agency budget (EUR 673 million in 2012) is mainly financed (77 per cent) by contributions from the 39 members (for operational expenditure) and bank loans (capital expenditure). Annual contributions are determined by a formula that includes the gross national product and the air traffic route facility cost base of each member. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom contribute about 60 per cent of the total budget (the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre and the Central Route Charges Office are financed separately).

At its founding in 1960 EUROCONTROL had six members (see below). Its membership doubled between January 1965 and January 1991 (with the successive additions of Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, Malta, and Greece). Membership reached 28 by the end of the 1990s. Latvia, the organization’s most recent member, joined in January 2011. The European Community signed an Accession Protocol in 2002.


39 members (all UN member states)

  • Current members*: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (Bold: founding member, Grey: suspended member)
  • Former members: None
  • Membership pending: None

Overlapping memberships with other ROs

EUROCONTROL members represent:

  • 26 of 27 EU members (Estonia is not a EUROCONTROL member)
  • 24 of 28 NATO members (Canada, Estonia, Iceland, and the United States are not EUROCONTROL members)
  • 39 of 56 OSCE members

* Information accurate as of 22 May 2012

PoA Point of Contact

  • Anthony Leggat
  • Senior Expert Airport Operations, Airport Slot Coordination Analysis


PoA-related activities

EUROCONTROL warehouses data on all Instrument Flight Rules flights within its airspace dating back to 1995. It also maintains its own aircraft database, which can be accessed via a secure web login. Since 2011 it has had an agreement with the UN for questions relating to flights in its airspace. UN Security Council Panels of Experts examining possible UN sanctions violations may inquire about specific flight data, which EUROCONTROL will evaluate on a case-by-case basis as to whether it can furnish the information desired.

(EUROCONTROL is exploring similar arrangements with INTERPOL, the ICC, and US Africa Command.)

PoA-related programmes and initiatives

PoA-relevant cooperation with other ROs

EUROCONTROL is currently discussing the possibility of entering into an arrangement with the OSCE similar to the one it concluded with the UN (discussed above).

Legally binding regional instruments

  • None

Other official documents of interest

  • None


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