Eurocontrol’s Collection Authority Extended to Egypt
Egypt recently became the second North African nation to agree to give Eurocontrol responsibility for the billing and collection of its air navigation fees. Eurocontrol, based in Brussels, Belgium, collects and redistributes about E5 billion annually in route charges for its 32 member nations in Europe. Morocco signed on in January 2001. In addition to handling navigation fees, Eurocontrol is working with other agencies and interests to develop a “seamless pan-Europe” ATC system.