Belgocontrol extends maintenance contract with Thales

In the framework of the international ‘Paris Air Show’ Belgocontrol and Thales signed an extended maintenance contract for the Eurocat system that manages air traffic (new name: TopSky ATC) and that is used by Belgocontrol. The closer cooperation with Thales will among other things enable direct and quick interventions on the Belgocontrol sites.

Friday, June 23, 2017 


For the past few years Belgocontrol has been ramping up its investment efforts regarding systems and staff in order to guarantee the continuity of the services it provides. In 2017 alone the air navigation service provider will be investing 37 million euro in technical installations.

The extended maintenance contract with Thales logically flows from the business continuity plan. The software as well as the hardware that Thales provides, are included in the contract.

Johan Decuyper, Belgocontrol CEO: “It is essential that our systems are performant and up-to-date at any given time. The reinforced collaboration with Thales provides even more guarantees that their system functions properly and offers quick solutions in case of an incident. Such investments strengthen the continuity of our activities and services, to the benefit of our customers.”