Maastricht UAC

The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) is an international non-profit air navigation service provider, operated by EUROCONTROL on behalf of four States – Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

MUAC ensures that aircraft flying in the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet or 7.5 km) over
the Benelux and north-west Germany can do so safely and efficiently.

To manage this busy and complex airspace, MUAC is organised on a multinational, cross-border basis. It is a working example of how European cooperation, both at a civil and military level, can result in safety, capacity and efficiency benefits for all.

Latest news

EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) introduced the Sector Opening Table Architect. This new technology uses historic “big” data to improve the efficiency of our air traffic management operations.

26 April 2018
This airspace redesign will increase capacity in the Delta...
8 March 2018
EUROCONTROL strongly supports the European Commission’s...
22 February 2018
The Regulation Proposal Service (RPS) allows MUAC’s flow...


8 June 2018
One of the biggest constraints in air traffic control today...
29 March 2018
The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) recently...

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MUAC – Performance through innovation

Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre – 45 years (1972-2017)

Sharing the sky

MUAC – Above and Beyond

Flying a new dimension

Fast Facts

Airspace size 260,000km2
Flights per annum 1.85 million
Average flights per day (2017) 5,064
Peak day (2017) 5,689
Flights on time 94.7%

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