Skyguide plays an important role within the Swiss and the European aviation network. We help improve performance, service and safety. Legislators and control bodies, including air forces, rank among the most important partners in the aviation chain at both national and international levels.
Within Switzerland, we work closely with the following bodies:
Swiss Air Force. Since 2001, skyguide has been providing military air navigation services and operating the air defence and direction center. We help our partner ensure optimum mission effectiveness to guarantee security and sovereignty of Swiss airspace.
Aerosuisse is the umbrella organization of the Swiss civil aviation and aerospace industry. It helps shape the aviation legal framework and maintains active contact with the government, parliament, regulatory authorities, business organisations and the media.
Airports, main airlines and general aviation partners in Switzerland.
We are a member of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) and we work with international organisations and regulators, including:
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) establishes mandatory worldwide operational and technical procedures.
Eurocontrol is the Europe-wide organisation responsible for the safety of air navigation, and for developing and coordinating strategies.
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) represents the interests of the air navigation service providers worldwide.
Act as one
Single European Sky
The Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) intends to increase efficiency in the airspace in central Europe, one of the busiest and most complex in the world. It covers the area of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. FABEC is based on the Single European Sky (SES) initiative of the European Commission. The SES restructures the airspace in functional airspace blocks (FABs) that provide European airspace users with a flexible air navigation service network which meets their needs, independently of national borders.
Member of FABEC
The members of FABEC are the national service providers Belgocontrol, DSNA, DFS, ANA Luxemburg, LVNL and skyguide. Also affiliated is the Eurocontrol center in Maastricht. The British NATS is a co-operative partner.
The FABEC implementation phase began in November 2008 with the signing of a declaration of intent by the representatives of the ministries of transport and defense, as well a cooperation agreement of the air navigation service providers. An important milestone occured in December 2010 with the signing of a states agreement, which forms the legal basis for FABEC at states level. The FABEC States Agreement is scheduled to take effect in 2012.
CEO Daniel Weder served as chairman of the ANSP strategic board, the highest body of the air navigation service providers, until the end of 2012.
For each FAB, a series of binding performance indicators defines parameters for safety, flight and cost efficiency, environment, capacity, and military mission effectiveness.
During the first reporting period (2012-2014), the FABEC delivered tangible results: Night network and city pairs, two achievements with which skyguide is actively involved, provide shorter flight routes.
The second reporting period extends from 2015 to 2019.