Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) in brief

5 March 2018

For 46 years, EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) has enjoyed a leading position in the core area of Europe thanks to its provision of seamless air navigation services to the upper airspace of Belgium, north-west Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In order to maintain this position, it continuously strives to deliver safe, efficient and cost-effective cross-border air navigation services in a dynamic air transport marketplace. Not only is it a leading provider of air navigation services, it is also Europe’s first multinational, cross-border civil-military air navigation service provider. Today, such large-scale international airspace is still unique in Europe. MUAC has played a pivotal role in integrating European airspace on a functional basis, driven not by national boundaries, but by the operational requirements of international traffic flows.

With more than 100 major customers, MUAC’s share of air traffic represents 17% of all flights across the European region. The MUAC airspace covers 260,000 km2 over Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and north-west Germany.

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For several years running MUAC’s performance has been acknowledged as best in class in independent benchmarks.

Maastricht Upper Area Control centre

MUAC is Europe's large-scale multinational air traffic control facility covering the airspace above 24,500 feet over Belgium, the Netherlands and north-west Germany.

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