Succesfull real-time simulations of new cross-border airspace design CBA

The civil air navigation service providers from Germany DFS, the Dutch LVNL and EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht UAC together with their military colleagues from the Dutch and German air forces, successfully executed a real-time simulation of an improved airspace structure at the Dutch-German border.

This large-scale simulation took place during a two-week session held at EUROCONTROL’s premises in Brétigny, France. The main objective was to validate the feasibility of a new common airspace structure containing a common military training area and new civil routes. More than 40 air traffic controllers from the different civil and military control units concluded that the new airspace design structure can be implemented. In the coming months, final adaptations and changes will be made to ensure its realisation in autumn 2015.