Where we operate

The MUAC airspace covers 260,000 km2 over Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and north-west Germany.

With more than 100 major customers, MUAC’s share of air traffic represents 17% of all flights across the European region.  More than 1.6 million flights pass through MUAC’s airspace each year, making it the third busiest air traffic control facility in Europe in terms of traffic volume. During the summer, peak days see more than 5,200 flights.

It is a complex and dense airspace either above or in the close vicinity of major airports, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris. MUAC interfaces with a large number of civil and military area control centres and upper area control centres.

Cross-border sectors

MUAC’s area of responsibility consists of the Brussels UIR (Upper Information Region), the Amsterdam FIR (Flight Information Region) and the Hannover UIR from flight level 245 to flight level 660.

The lower airspace is managed by the national air traffic control agencies Belgocontrol, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL) and Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) respectively.

The sectors have been designed for maximum efficiency and transcend national borders.