Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is an intergovernmental organisation made up of 40 Member States and the European Union.
Its primary objective is the development of a seamless, pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system that will contribute to making European aviation safer, performance-driven and environmentally sustainable.
EUROCONTROL was originally founded in 1960 as a civil-military organisation to deal with air traffic control for civil and military users in the upper airspace of its six founding European Member States. EUROCONTROL has developed into a vital European repository of ATM excellence, both leading and supporting ATM improvements across Europe.
Today, together with its partners, EUROCONTROL is committed to building a Single European Sky that will deliver the ATM performance required for the twenty-first century and beyond.
Together with the European Commission, Eurocontrol is a founding member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, contributing €700 million to the development phase until end 2016. Through this partnership with industry, Eurocontrol is contributing to the modernisation of the European Air Traffic Management System in support of European Transport Policy. Eurocontrol is also discussing with the European Commission its participation in the extension of the SESAR Joint Undertaking beyond 2016, in the context of the EU Horizon 2020 programme.