Mission: Ensuring air traffic safety
Belgocontrol guarantees the safety of air navigation in the controlled civil airspace above Belgium and the grand duchy of Luxembourg for which Belgium is responsible, as well as at the five Belgian public airports:
- The airspace above Belgium: from ground level to flight level 245 (24,500 feet = 8,000 metres altitude). The control of the airspace situated above 24,500 feet has been delegated to MUAC (Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre), which is managed by Eurocontrol.
- The airspace above the grand duchy of Luxembourg from flight level 145/165 (14,500/16,500 feet) to flight level 245.
- The airports of Antwerp, Brussels Airport, Charleroi, Liège and Ostend.
Belgocontrol is an autonomous public company founded in 1998. Besides air traffic management and control, Belgocontrol provides many other services to civil aviation: pre-flight information, flight plan assistance, aeronautical and meteorological information, communication, navigation and surveillance services, as well as training of air traffic controllers. More than 800 persons among whom 400 air traffic controllers work on 7 sites, day and night, 365 days a year.
Vision: Strengthen our position as expert
We guarantee efficient air traffic control by maintaining a constant balance between capacity, cost-efficiency and environment.
We are constantly consolidating our position as a recognized professional partner in the most complex part of the European airspace.
As a provider of integrated services, we play a driving role in the aeronautical sector and position ourselves internationally as an expert, totally in step with the Single European Sky philosophy.