Implementation of a key recommendation: Merger of civil and military air traffic control

Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) followed up on the recommendations it made in its report on the merger of civil and military air traffic control. The project, entitled HELCO, combined the air navigation services at Skyguide. It was intended to provide greater flexibility in the use of airspace. It also provided for better integration of the regulatory functions by pooling infrastructure and generating synergies at the technical level. The harmonisation of processes and shared data was intended to ensure better airspace management.