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GENERAL ASSEMBLY GA45
2024

The 45th General Assembly will be held on 22nd March 2024.

EUROCONTROL
Air Traffic Updates & Forecasts

Regular updates on EUROCONTROL current Air Traffic Data and longer-term forecasts

Opportunity for our pensioners
to support ICAO

ICAO seeks support from young EUROCONTROL pensioners. Read here what this is all about and how you could contribute.

From Brétigny to Saclay

The plan for the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub to move near Paris has started: January 2024 has already seen the launch of a Call for Expression of Interest for architects to submit their project proposal.

Increase of sickness insurance reimbursement ceilings

Our AIAE representatives in the SIMC have been successful in convincing management for the need of increased ceilings for a number of types of sickness insurance reimbursement.

Rocket aggression
LVIV, Ukraine

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine.Russia’s recent bombing on important cities in Ukraine went as far as the western city Lviv. Read how Bob experienced this.

Public Holidays 2024
for the EUROCONTROL Sites

A list of the Public Holidays 2024 for the various EUROCONTROL Sites, at which they are not available to answer your call.

AIAE webinar on International Successions:

Outcome

Our first webinar on International Successions was a great success: read here what the outcome was and give us your feedback on what kind of webinars in 2024 you would be interested in

Brutal property tax & housing tax increase in Paris by more than 60%

Brutal property tax & housing tax increase in Paris by more than 60%: our member Jean-Jacques Sauvage alerts us and recommends members who are in the same situation to join him in a formal group-complaint

The EUROCONTROL Agency Structure
November 2023

The EUROCONTROL Agency has published an update of their Organisational structure in November 2023

AIAE webinar on International successions

Invitation to a webinar – International successions: civil and tax implications – Key takeaways for EUROCONTROL active and retired staff

An update on the Health Insurance Situation

Issues with Henner unfortunately continue. Also problems within the Sickness Insurance Management Committee (SIMC) are becoming problematic.

Report on the 85th meeting
of the Board of Governors of AIAE

The Board of Governors had its 85th meeting on 17 October 2023. Read here to find out more.

Armed Forces Day in LVIV
in Ukraine … and a Broom

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. Read Bob’s experiences with some of the cultural aspects of life in Ukraine

AIAE Members Directory

The members’ directory is available online now: update October 2023

EU Driving Licences – proposed changes

On 25 May 2023 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) gave its opinion on the draft legislative proposal on driving licenses.

Updates on Sickness Insurance
September 2023

The Annual Report 2022 of the Sickness Insurance Management Committee is available, as well as an updated list on reimbursable medication

Communications with Director General
Raúl Medina

DG Raúl Medina continues his series of communications with his staff in July and September

Tax – Inheritance –
Gift – Advice

Over the past two years, our members have been using the services of Dekeyser & Associates. Interested in a seminar?

Latest Invitations from AIPE

AIPE invites us for two activities they organise towards the end of June

Intermediate pension adjustment as from 1.1.23

The adjustment of pensions on 01.01.2023 according to inflation has been published

Direct Billing and
Recovery of Advances

Check carefully any deductions from your pension to recover advance payment on hospitalisation

Meet us at Geilenkirchen and Maastricht

The AIAE Board invites members to visit the NATO AWACS Airbase ay Geilenkirchen and the Operational Center at MUAC

Important information on hosting data breach

Our Hosting provider has notified us of a data breach – more info here.

From Lviv in Ukraine with love :
“Life goes on … seemingly normal”

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. Read Bob’s impressions on how it feels to have a “seemingly normal” life in a country at war.

AIAE meets
Legislation Requirements

AIAE is currently working on two legal requirements to meet Belgian legislation, both with tight deadlines.

Retirement Guide
Update

AIPE published a note, summarising their upcoming activities

News from AIPE

AIPE published a note, summarising their upcoming activities

Communications with Director General
Raúl Medina

DG Raúl Medina has started with a series of communications with his staff

The Vademecum version 2.0 is now available

An updated version of the Vademecum for the Surviving spouse (and/or Children) of a pensioner is now available.

The Shutdown!

Why was our site shutdown? Find out here!

From Lviv in Ukraine with love :
Christmas without electricity

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. Read Bob’s impressions on how it feels to have no or limited power supply in a cold city during the Christmas period

AIAE Visibility
Part II:
Your AIAE President continuous his Agency’s Road trip

Our President of the AIAE continuous his Road Tour within the agency to meet senior management. He shares with us his observations and findings

Members Survey – RESULTS

The results of the survey of opinions are now available.

AIAE Members Survey 2022

The survey of members opinions launched by the Board of Governors has now closed – results in the next few days.

From Lviv in Ukraine with love :
12 Oct 2022, two days after the bridge…

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. He tells us about how the missile attack on 10 October by Russia has affected his city.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY GA44
2023

Take Note! Due to unexpected circumstances, the date for the General Assembly, 2023, has been changed.

AIAE meets AIACE

A good meeting took place on 5 September between AIACE, the International Association of former staff of the European Union and ourselves.

La merlette de Youssevich,
la femme au chapeau et le Capitaine


written by Jean-Jacques Sauvage

Our member Jean-Jacques Sauvage has published his first book. Read here the summary of it and how to order it.

The 2021 Performance Report of the Pension Fund is now available

The Pension Fund Supervisory Board (PFSB) has published its Annual Report for the year 2021. 

The Cirque du Soleil is back !

The Cirque du Soleil is back, in 2023, and the AIPE has tickets!

From Lviv in Ukraine with love
update August 2022

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. He gives an update on the situation in their city at the end of August

Pension Adjustment
as of 1 January 2022

Due to the high inflation rates, an intermediate pension adjustment of + 2,4% will be implemented as of 1 Jan 2022

Meet us in Sevilla

The AIAE Board invites members to visit the Airbus site with them to view the A400.

AIAE Visibility

Erik Merckx, President of AIAE, explains what he wants to do himself to increase the visibility of AIAE in the EUROCONTROL Agency

Raúl Medina Caballero has been appointed as new DG of EUROCONTROL

Raúl Medina Caballero, Director General of Civil Aviation in Spain, has been appointed as the new Director General of EUROCONTROL

Unions continue to react
to the updates from the DG
on the Deloitte report

EUROCONTROL Unions react to every update of DG on the Deloitte report

The way forward

The way forward, as seen by our new AIAE President, Erik Merckx

AIAE contributes to
Humanitarian Support in Ukraine

AIAE donates € 5000 to the Red Cross for humanitarian support to the victims of the Ukrainian war

From Lviv in Ukraine with love

Bob van der Flier (ex-MUAC) lives with his wife Nataliya in Lviv, Ukraine. He tells us how it is to live there these days.

MUAC celebrates
50 years of operations

The Upper Area Control Center of Maastricht (MUAC) celebrates 50 years of operations. A story of passion and innovation.


The war in Ukraine:
impact on aviation

EUROCONTROL follows up the impact on EUR airspace of the invasion of Russia into Ukraine


SWIFT and Russia: David & Goliath

The EU has sanctioned a number of Russian banks by cutting them off from SWIFT. But what is SWIFT and what does it do?

General Assembly 43

GA43 will be held at the Agency HQ on 25th March 2022.

New Parity Coefficients:
Applicable 01/10/2021

The pension section sent us an office notice updating the new parity coefficients, applicable from 01/10/2021 onwards

The Deloitte Report

Everything concerning the Deloitte Report and the Agency’s future. UPDATED 16 December.

Proposals for updating the Staff Regulations

The purpose of the Reforms are to improve the flexibility and responsiveness of EUROCONTROL and to ensure it remains well positioned for the future.

French Social Security Contributions:
Possibility to claim reimbursement

France: social security contributions become reimbursable; Agency HRS explains the details and the procedure to follow

The 2020 Performance Report of the Pension Fund is now available

The Pension Fund Supervisory Board (PFSB) has published its Annual Report for the year 2020. 

General Assembly 42 – Report and more

What’s new? GA42 report is now available, plus new stories from our members.

Cybercrime in Aviation:
also passengers at risk

Commercial aviation is losing billions as a result of cybercrime attacks. We, the passengers, can be victims too. Read the facts and examples.

General Assembly 41 – Report

The General Assembly 41 video conference report and videos now available.

RAES Brussels invites :
free webinars

The Brussels branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society invites us to attend their webinars on various aspects of aviation, free of charge.

May Update
from the Director General

Eamonn Brennan continues his Blogs with this one from 18 May 2021: the consultation process on the Deloitte report is moving forward.

Easter Update
from the Director General

Eamonn Brennan talks about the actual situation during Easter

EUROCONTROL Sickness Insurance

Primary Cover rules and misinformation from the Agency.

TRAVEL STORIES – Part 2

Find out more about members travel stories. After Antwerpen, Mechelen is the next city worth a visit.

Latest News
from the Director General

Eamonn Brennan summarises the conclusions from the Provisional Council of 26 November.

Development of non-vaccine type COVID-19 treatment therapies

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The 2019 Performance Report of the Pension Fund is available

The Pension Fund Supervisory Board (PFSB) has published its Annual Report for the year 2019. 

October Pension Adjustment – Belgium

The pension weightings have been recalculated with retroactive effect from 1.1.20 for pensioners resident in Belgium.

Development of Vaccines against COVID-19

Are you guessing when we will finally have a vaccine to fight against Covid-19? Find out more here.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Insurance from the company VAN BREDA is now managed by CIGNA,

How safe is my pension?

We are actively monitoring the activities within the Agency and will continue to bring you the latest information.

HENNER 6-month Review

Although the situation finally seems to have improved, it is far from being in line with what we are entitled to expect.

Information from HENNER – COVID-19

In order to ensure the best possible continuity of service, we ask you to give priority to digital means of contacting HENNER where possible

Medical Claims – the HENNER Saga
update February 2020

Updated status on the outsourcing of the Medical Claims, by Pierre Boland.

Preventative Medicine

Recommended health checkups for men and women.

LATEST PENSION ADJUSTMENT

Note to pensioners Pension adjustment as from 1.7.18. Read full details

TRAVEL STORIES – Part 1

Find out more about members travel stories. Let’s start with Antwerpen.

EUROCONTROL Employment – Quo Vadis??

The Agency presented a new employment framework to the social partners, in preparation for approval by the June 2019 Provisional Council meeting. Will this impact our current and future pensioners? Do we have to start seriously worrying? Read more in the members section.

YOUR BEST FRIEND:
the new AIAE Website

During 2018, the AIAE Board increasingly felt that our rapidly growing membership was ready for faster and more accessible communication and information through with our members was needed. The idea of revamping our website from scratch was born and realised. The result is now on the screen of your laptop, your tablet or your smartphone, and we are proud of it! Look for all details in the Members area.

SICKNESS INSURANCE CLAIMS OUTSOURCED to Henner

The administration of the services of the Sickness Insurance Scheme is now a fact: from 1st October onwards, all claims are being handled by the French-Portuguese company Henner.

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