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Facts & Figures

With Switzerland at the crossroads of international air ways, the airspace managed by skyguide is the most complex and most extensively used in Europe. Nevertheless, as confirmed by the European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol, we have continuously both increased airspace capacity and enhanced the punctuality of the flights we manages and monitor over the past 10 years.

Key figures 2015

 

87'250
Military flights
+ 1,8
%
Traffic evolution IFR flights
87,6
%
Safety Maturity Index
0,07
Min
En-route ATFM delay per flight
450,7
MCHF
Operating revenue
+ 0,3
%
Traffic evolution IFR landings/departures
507'732
IFR landings/departures
96,8
%
Flights without delay
1'177'365
IFR flights
87'250
Military flights
87'250
Military flights
+ 1,8
%
Traffic evolution IFR flights
87,6
%
Safety Maturity Index
0,07
Min
En-route ATFM delay per flight
450,7
MCHF
Operating revenue
+ 0,3
%
Traffic evolution IFR landings/departures
507'732
IFR landings/departures
96,8
%
Flights without delay
1'177'365
IFR flights
87'250
Military flights

 

Performance

All in all 96.8% of the flights we handled suffered zero delays. The delays to en-route traffic attributable to skyguide averaged just 4.2 seconds per flight. Our technical systems are highly reliable, too; and we have improved our efficiency some 10% on the Five-Year Plan over the past three years.

 

An investment for the customers

We constantly train young women and men to become highly skilled air traffic controllers (and bear all the costs of such training ourselves). Every year we invest over CHF 50 million in finding and adopting even more efficient and even more reliable technical solutions.


Permanent aerial policing established

Our partnership with the Swiss Air Force is a core element within our overall mandate. This collaboration continues to strengthen – as is manifested, for example, in our taking the first step at the beginning of 2016 to ensure the permanent policing of Swiss airspace. A recent audit by the Swiss Federal Audit Office confirmed that our close collaboration also works excellently at the administrative level.


A solution for regional airports

A landmark memorandum of understanding was signed with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the Swiss Aerodromes Association at the end of 2015 which outlines how air traffic services should be provided at Switzerland’s regional airports between now and 2020. Our aim in all these endeavours is to provide viable solutions for the users of these facilities, which each play a vital role in the regions they serve.


At the forefront of innovations

Innovative technical solutions give the aviation sector greater safety, lower costs and better environmental credentials. Skyguide’s biggest technological project is still the development of the Virtual Centre. It will enable us to manage and monitor all Swiss airspace flexibly from either Dübendorf or Geneva.


Motivated personnel

Skyguide is some 1 500 women and men from 35 different countries working round-the-clock at 14 locations throughout Switzerland. They are all driven by an enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to provide the best possible serve.

 

 

Highlights 2015