FAB CE Safety performance improves as traffic rises steeply

The number of reported safety incidents fell between 2013 and 2017 in FAB CE airspace, despite an increase in air transport movements of around 20% over the same period.

The results of a recent analysis of FAB CE’s safety performance by the safety sub-committee has shown that despite higher-than-forecast traffic increases (from 3,194, 440 IFR overflights in 2013 to 3,950,141 overflights in 2017) FAB-CE controllers and managers were able to significantly improve safety performance over this period.

“The results of loss of separation incidents are particularly significant,” said Andreas Dvorak, Chairman of the FAB CE Safety Sub–committee. “We have seen a fivefold decrease in the risk associated to the number of these incidents over this five years period”.