Climate change is affecting air travel in many ways beyond the use of jet fuel, and Eurocontrol is keeping an eye on all the new varialbles
Considering the immense importance of Eurocontrol in enabling the unimpeded flow of European aviation, it is logical that the organization would represent a target to terrorists and other malefactors.
Eurocontrol is measuring climbs and descents as just one means of tracking and reducing fuel burn.
Eurocontrol faces the challenge on a daily basis of keeping ever increasing transborder traffic flowing, efficiently and safely while minimizing impact on the environment.
Eurocontrol, which coordinates air traffic control among 41 members plus Israel and Morocco, is grappling with staffing and airspace capacity issues .
“Environmental sustainability is a key issue on the political agenda in Europe,” Eurocontrol Director General Eamonn Brennan reminds non-European operators.
Just as the FAA is struggling to integrate unmanned aerial systems (UASes, or drones) into U.S. airspace, so are aviation authorities in Europe.
Eurocontrol has a multi-domain group supporting the integration of drones and cooperating with all the stakeholders in Europe and other continents.