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We celebrate the 10 years of Skyguide and 80 years of air navigation services in Switzerland.

The six Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) states (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland) sign a state agreement establishing a common functional airspace block. Together with its central European partner organisations, Skyguide becomes a member of FABEC.

Our air navigation services move from Zurich Airport to the new common civil and military air navigation service centre in Wangen near Dübendorf.

The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) awards Skyguide its certification for the Single European Sky (SES).

Skyguide becomes one of the first air navigation service providers in Europe to receive ISO 9001 certification for all its corporate units.

On 1 July, two aircraft collide over Überlingen on Lake Constance, killing 71 people. The tragic dimension of this accident and the events that followed profoundly change the understanding of safety in Swiss and international aviation. Our safety management and culture take a major step ahead.

Unique in Europe, Swiss military and civil air navigation services merge into a single authority responsible for the management of all of Switzerland’s skies; “Skyguide” is born.

Swiss air navigation services are re-organised into a new company, “swisscontrol”. In 1996, swisscontrol becomes financially independent of the Swiss Confederation. The head office is transferred from Bern to Geneva and moves into new premises in 1998.

The Federal Act of December 21st on Aviation (LA) decrees that the cost of air navigation services are to be borne by the Swiss Confederation and its airports. In order to assure the cohesion of activities, Radio Schweiz AG concludes contracts with these bodies in 1949.

On 1 January, the Federal Office for Aviation transfers responsibility for air navigation services to Radio Schweiz AG. During the Second World War, the company’s activities are severely limited. It concentrates mainly on the communication needs of the Swiss Confederation.

At the 10 May general meeting of shareholders, Marconi Radio AG is renamed “Radio Schweiz AG” to better reflect the Swiss and independent character of the company.

On 23 February, the Swiss telegraph administration reaches an agreement with the English company Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph to create “Marconi Radio AG” to close a gap in its services. The importance of wireless telegraphy became clear during the First World War, when Switzerland was completely isolated.

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