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EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, currently numbers 31 Member States: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Hellenic Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

EUROCONTROL has as its primary objective the development of a seamless, pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system. The achievement of this objective is the only solution to the present and future challenges facing the entire aviation community, which are to cope with the constant growth in air traffic, while maintaining a high level of safety, to reduce costs and to respect the environment.

EUROCONTROL develops, coordinates and plans the implementation of short and long-term pan-European ATM strategies and their associated action plans in a collective effort involving national regulatory authorities, air navigation service providers, the civil and military airspace users, industry, and other European institutions. A unique concentration of more than 2,000 experts based in several European countries provide the technical and operational expertise to take air traffic management concepts from the blueprint stage to the air traffic control centres, cockpits and airports.

EUROCONTROL's various operating divisions span the entire range of gate-to-gate air navigation service operations - from strategic and tactical flow control to controller training, from regional control of airspace to development of leading-edge, safety-proofed technologies and procedures, and the collection of air navigation charges.

EUROCONTROL is, and will continue to be, at the heart of any new solution to enhance the performance of the European air navigation system to meet its stakeholders' needs.

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