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National Air Policing Centre: The Triggering Moment

Establishment of the National Air Policing Centre in Germany following the 9/11 terrorist attacks

The National Air Policing Centre for Airspace Security was established in July 2003 in Uedem (Germany) in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001 in the United States as well as of the hijacking of a sporting aircraft in January 2003 above the city centre of Frankfurt (Germany). Since its founding, information from all bureaus and agencies on the federal and provincial level that are concerned with safety in the air, as well as from all of their subordinate agencies, is collected and analysed. Air force service members, civil servants of the federal police and employees of the German Air Navigation Service Provider work hand in hand in this overarching agency with a single goal in mind: guaranteeing safety in the sky!

Within a very short time Frequentis successfully designed a homogeneous system environment providing innovative functionality and a customer-tailored user interface. A common data base or data pool ensures the successful combination of civil and military flight information that enables interagency cooperation between the German Air Force, the German Federal Police and the German Air Navigation Service Provider.