From its roots in wireless telegraphy in 1922, skyguide has become a most performing air navigation service provider. The last 80 years have been the history of a company which has made a considerable contribution to the development of Swiss aviation.
We celebrate the 10 years of skyguide and 80 years of air navigation services in Switzerland.
The six FABEC states (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland) sign a states agreement establishing a common functional airspace block. Together with its central European partner organisations, skyguide becomes a member of FABEC.
Our air navigation services move from Zurich Airport to the new common civil and military air navigation service center in Wangen near Dübendorf.
Skyguide is awarded certification for the Single European Sky (SES) by its regulator, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).
Skyguide becomes one of the first air navigation service providers in Europe to receive ISO 9001 certification for all its corporate units.
On July 1st, two aircraft collide over Überlingen on Lake Constance. 71 people die. The tragic dimension of this accident and of the subsequent events profoundly changes the understanding of safety in Swiss and international aviation. Our safety management and culture take a major step ahead.
Unique in Europe, Swiss military and civil air navigation services merge into a single authority responsible for the management of all of Switzerland's skies; "skyguide" is born.
Swiss air navigation services are re-organised into a new company, "swisscontrol". In 1996, swisscontrol becomes financially independent of the Swiss Confederation. The head office is transferred from Bern to Geneva and moves into new premises in 1998.
The federal aviation law of December 21st decrees that the cost of air navigation services are to be borne by the Swiss Confederation and its airports. To assure cohesion of activities, Radio Schweiz AG concludes contracts with these bodies in 1949.
On January 1st, the Federal Office for Aviation transfers responsibility for air navigation services to Radio Schweiz AG. During the Second World War, the company's activities are severely limited. It concentrates mainly on the communication needs of the Swiss Confederation.
At the May 10th general shareholders meeting, Marconi Radio AG is renamed "Radio Schweiz AG" to better reflect the Swiss and independent character of the company.
On February 23rd, the Swiss telegraphy administration reaches an agreement with the English company Marconi's Wireless Telegraph to create "Marconi Radio AG" to close a gap in its services. The importance of wireless telegraphy became clear during the First World War, when Switzerland was completely isolated