CANSO and FABEC partner at FABEC OPS Theatre to deliver critical insights into the future of ATM operations

March 8, 2023 Geneva – The FABEC OPS Theatre seminar programme was opened today at Airspace World. Under the title “Delivering Future Operations” CANSO and FABEC have jointly developed a range of expert presentations and discussions featuring subjects critical to the enhanced delivery of air navigations services, such as building resilience into operations, new operational concepts, workforce aspects and ensuring critical infrastructure.

The programme was launched by Alex Bristol, Chair of the CANSO Executive Committee and Skyguide CEO,  and Claudio Clori, Chair of the FABEC CEO Board and Director ANA Luxembourg.

“This is a timely and important cooperative initiative,” said Alex Bristol. “Operations are the bedrock of our industry and we have brought together operational experts from ANSPs worldwide to discuss the huge challenges we are facing while identifying – and sharing – best practice responses to those challenges.”

As Claudio Clori commented, “Since 2015, FABEC has brought together air navigation service providers (ANSPs) operations’ directors from all over Europe to develop harmonised approaches to current and future challenges. We are delighted to meet again alongside CANSO colleagues to discuss these issues at such a critical time for the industry.”


CANSO – the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of the air traffic management (ATM) industry and is shaping our future skies. Our members support over 90% of the world’s air traffic and include air navigation service providers, airspace users and operators, manufacturers and aviation industry suppliers. We raise the bar on global ATM performance by connecting the industry to share knowledge, expertise and innovation.


FABEC covers the lower and upper airspaces of the six States Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Its airspace is one of the busiest and most complex in the world and in 2022 safely managed 5.2 million controlled flights, or about 60 percent of all European air traffic, with over 5,400 air traffic controllers, including military staff.

For further information please contact

Angy Odysseos, CANSO, Media Relations Manager : +31 625183795 –

Roland Beran, FABEC: +49 170 2127056