20 years of expertise

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For more than 20 years, skeyes has been ensuring the safety of air traffic in Belgium. The company’s almost 900 employees are known for being experts in this sector. They are constantly innovating and enable the economy as well as millions of passengers to take flight. A look back at the milestones in the history of the autonomous public company.

1998

Creation of Belgocontrol

2000

A minor revolution in the management of air traffic control and the first to adopt such an innovation, Belgocontrol abandons the use of paper flight strips and introduces electronic flight progress strips.

2003

Launch of the AIM-Meteo-Briefing platform: customised weather forecasts and flight information are easily accessible by customers.

2004

ISO 9001 certification, a quality label aimed at companies wishing to improve customer satisfaction.

2004

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Official opening of the new Belgocontrol control tower at Brussels Airport.

2005

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Move to the new main Belgocontrol site at Steenokkerzeel.

2005

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Belgocontrol equips its radars with Mode S (new surveillance standard) from 2005, making the data even more accurate.

2008

The Belgocontrol Airport Movement System is equipped with ground radar and safety nets.

2009

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Belgocontrol implements the first green landings. These are procedures that enable aircraft to land while reducing CO2 emissions and noise pollution.

2009

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Official opening of the CANAC 2 control centre that manages en-route movements above Belgium and part of Luxembourg.

2010

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In 2010, Belgium created FABEC, the common airspace of the Benelux countries, Germany, France and Switzerland. Belgocontrol plays an important role in this European airspace to optimise air navigation services.

2011

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Belgocontrol extends its services to Liège Airport, operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

2014

Launch of an investment programme of close to EUR 100 million to modernise technical infrastructure.

2015

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Publication of the first satellite navigation procedure not requiring ground infrastructure at Antwerp Airport.

2016

Birth of AIM Belgium, joint agency for the publication of civil and military aeronautical information in Belgium.

2017

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Belgocontrol develops a new policy regarding wind turbines and publishes a map to highlight construction possibilities in Belgium.

2017

Belgocontrol develops a new policy regarding wind turbines and publishes a map to highlight construction possibilities in Belgium.

2018

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Belgocontrol launches droneguide.be, a website and mobile app for drone users in Belgium.

2018

For the first time in its history, Belgocontrol creates a joint venture. Entry Point North Belgium takes over responsibility for providing high quality training.

2018

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Creation of skeyes