The Minister of transport defines the flight routes and the technical conditions for the use of the Belgian airports such as the Preferential Runway System.
As part of the Federal Public Service for Mobility and Transport, the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority assists the Minister of transport in regulatory activities and ensures the regulations are being enforced.
Belgocontrol is an autonomous public company responsible for the safety of air navigation in the Belgian civil airspace and consequently also of its passengers and the overflown population. Moreover, the company offers other services necessary for a safe air traffic, such as aeronautical and meteorological information.
Belgocontrol also manages all systems for ATM data processing (Air Traffic Management) and CNS (communication, navigation and surveillance).
Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 23.5 million passengers and 489,000 tonnes of freight annually. Brussels Airport links the European capital with 226 destinations worldwide that are served by 77 different airlines (figures 2015).
As airport operator, Brussels Airport Company provides state of the art commercial and operational infrastructure. Brussels Airport runs a high-profile program for the prevention of accidents and incidents, for the continuous maintenance of its runways and for the optimization of airside inspection and runway safety.
Brussels Airport is the second most important centre of economic growth in Belgium providing direct and indirect employment for 60,000 people.
The BSA-ANS is an independent body of the BCAA specifically responsible for supervision and certification of air navigation service providers.
The Airport Mediation Service is responsible for collecting and analysing complaints from local communities about air traffic at Brussels Airport and for replying to them.