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22 June 11:06

Eurocontrol: New Director General appointed

The Eurocontrol Permanent Commission has appointed Mr Eamonn Brennan as new Director General of Eurocontrol.

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22 June 08:06

70 years with air traffic management

Since the establishment in 1947 LFV has had the responsiblity for air traffic management in Swedish airspace.

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25 May 11:05

North European Free Route Airspace established

Today, on May 25th the North European Free Route Airspace Programme, NEFRA celebrates its successful completion. The Programme launched in 2013 by six North European states pledged establishment of seamless cross border Free Route operations between Danish/Swedish and North European functional airspace blocks (FABs). The ambitious plans have now become the reality through series of operational and technical enhancements allowing operators to plan and fly the most efficient trajectories above FL285 irrespective of FAB borders.

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19 May 09:05

LFV contributing with smart solutions for more sustainable air traffic

Using data from LFV, FOI (the Swedish Defence Research Agency) has been able to improve calculations of the environmental impact of aviation. Read more

19 May 09:05

London City Airport to introduce the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower

London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower – operational in 2019 - according to a press release today. Read more

15 May 16:05

Upgrade of ATM systems in Sweden

In May and June there will be a system upgrade in LFV's TopSky (COOPANS) ATM systems. The upgrade is a minor technical upgrade to support introduction of new surveillance sensors into our ATM system. Read more

15 May 12:05

Women in Aviation General Assembly

The Women In Aviation Middle East 2017 General Assembly was held on 15th May 2017, alongside the 17th edition of the Airport Show Dubai at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Empowering women in highly skilled roles is a major initiative of the GCC governments and a key element of their economic diversification s... Read more

10 May 14:05

NATS and Nav Canada invest in Searidge

UK’s air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS has entered a partnership with Nav Canada, to invest in Searidge Technologies, a Canadian company that provides digital remote tower solutions, Airport Technology reports. Read more

28 March 13:03

LFV managed a record number of aircraft movements in 2016

The air traffic year 2016 held records for flights in Sweden. LFV air traffic controllers handled 726,000 aircraft movements in Swedish airspace. This was an increase of 2% in comparison with 2015. At the same time, LFV reduced their costs and thus charges to airline companies for the third year in a row. Read more

08 March 09:03

Single European Awards to two COOPANS members

The COOPANS Alliance, where LFV is one of the members, is proud to announce two Single European Awards amongst our friends, Croatia Control and Irish Aviation Authority. Read more

07 March 11:03

LFV and Combitech are developing technology for increased safety at airports

LFV and Combitech are developing innovative technology that will enable airports to improve ground safety by radically reducing the risk of unauthorized ground vehicles on the runway. These are termed Runway Incursions (RWI). Read more