Air traffic controllers: a new centre in Aix
Will it be finally possible to settle the problem of delays for air flights? In Nice French Riviera, the problem of air traffic controllers is often mentioned to explain arrivals and departures which are sometimes very late compared to scheduled times. This cause should partly be eliminated with the opening of a new sophisticated air control centre in Aix-en-Provence. This centre, built by the State with the intermediary of the DGAC (General Management of Civil air force) was inaugurated on Friday January 26th. Fourth European centre in size, it has cost 650 millions of francs and now hosts 350 air traffic controllers which have the responsibility to ensure the security of flights on the air space of the South-East of France and on a part of the Mediterranean. This space is very busy: with the size of England, it registers 2 500 daily flights on average.