Euro Bizav Traffic To Grow 50 Percent

 - September 15, 2006, 6:16 AM

A report issued last month by Eurocontrol projects that over the next 10 years Europe’s fleet of turbine business aircraft will grow by about 4 percent annually, from some 2,000 today to approximately 3,000 by 2015. The report says that last year business aircraft made up nearly 7 percent of the 9.2 million flights in Europe. “Growth on these levels presents a number of challenges for air traffic management [ATM],” said Bo Redeborn, director of ATM strategies at Eurocontrol. Aviation stakeholders need to examine these issues to ensure that we will be able to handle the predicted growth in business aviation both safely and efficiently.”