The Experimental Centre

The EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre (EEC)
Centre du Bois des Bordes CS 41 005
Brétigny-sur-Orge 91222
France

This is where we carry out Research and Development activities to help improve the European air traffic management (ATM) system's safety and performance.  The EEC was the first centre worldwide to carry-out end-to-end digital real-time simulations.

In practice, we research and validate operational concepts and methods, as well as evaluate related ATC systems in areas such as: 

  • airports,
  • air traffic control,
  • communications,
  • navigation and surveillance,
  • airspace (airspace and traffic management).

We mainly work for the SESAR Programme to deliver benefits for European aviation with a specific focus on the ATM network in its pan-European dimension.

Our long-standing expertise in civil-military coordination also allows us to ensure that military requirements are fully integrated and system operability maintained.

Our research activities are based on broad international cooperation.

Find your way

By car

The EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre (EEC) is located about 35 Km south of Paris, near the town of Brétigny-sur-Orge:

The GPS co-ordinates of the EEC are:

  • Latitude: DMS 48°36’2.522" North - DEC 48.6007004282554
  • Longitude: DMS 2°20’47.452" East - DEC 2.3465144639246826
 

By train, bus or taxi

The nearest train station is the RER C line station at Brétigny-sur-Orge. The RER C line passes through central Paris.
To travel between the RER station and the EEC you can take either a bus (number 1805), which stops right outside the entrance to the EEC, or take a taxi.

RER maps & timetables

Nearby Hotels

We have negotiated preferential rates with some hotels in Paris and around Brétigny. Visitors to EUROCONTROL are reminded to contact the chosen hotel directly for reservations and to mention "EUROCONTROL rates".

Citadines Apart'Hotel

Special EUROCONTROL rates for 1-room studios and 2-room apartments at Paris Place d'Italie, Paris Austerlitz, and Paris Didot Alésia.

Citadines web site

Park and Suites

Special EUROCONTROL rates for 1-room or suite apartments at Paris Grande Bibliothèque.

Park and Suites web site

Other hotels

in Paris

Métro line 4: St Michel
RER lines B and C: St-Michel - Notre-Dame

  • Hotel d'Albe **-*
    1, rue de la Harpe 75005 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 46 34 09 70 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 40 46 85 70
  • Hotel Eugénie **
    31, rue St André des Arts 75005 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 43 26 29 03 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 43 29 75 60
  • Hotel de l'Europe/Saint Séverin **
    38-40, rue St Séverin 75005 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 43 29 10 13 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 46 33 84 47

south of Paris, near the A6 motorway

  • IBIS Alésia **
    49, rue des Plantes 75014 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 53 90 40 00 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 53 90 40 15
  • Hotel Parc Montsouris **
    4, rue du Parc Montsouris 75014 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 45 89 09 72 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 80 92 72
  • Parc Hotel **
    60, rue Beaunier 75014 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 45 40 77 02 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 40 81 99
  • Cécil Hotel **
    47, rue Beaunier 75015 PARIS
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 45 40 93 53

near the EEC

  • Hotel Mercure **_*
    52, boulevard de Coquibus 91000 EVRY
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 69 47 30 00 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 49 47 30 10
  • Hotel NOVOTEL **-*
    3, rue de la Mare Neuve 91080 COURCOURONNES
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 69 36 85 00 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 69 36 85 10
  • Hotel IBIS **
    rue du Bois Briard 91080 COURCOURONNES
    Phone: +33 (0) 1 60 77 74 75 - Fax: +33 (0) 1 60 78 06 03
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