Strategy across borders

In cooperation – ACR and Skyguide, the Swiss Air Navigation Services Ltd.

Skyguide provides ATC/ANS in the Swiss airspace and in adjacent countrie’s airspace.

Skyguide handles around 3.170 flights per day in one of Europe’s most complex airspaces.

Skyguide employs a staff of some 1.400 at 14 cities in Switzerland. The head office is situated in Geneva.

The aim of the Skyguide and ACR cooperation is to strengthen its position in the international ATC/ANS market. Other countries in Europe will follow the Swedish deregulation. The runaway costs for ATC/ANS in Europe during the last century is the main reason behind the EU regulation, making it possible for EU countries to open up for competition.

There is an increasing demand for ATC/ANS cost-cutting measures within the EU. As have been proved in Sweden, a deregulated market for ATC/ANS have resulted in huge cost-savings for airports and airlines.


Since ACR entered the Swedish market, the question of strategic cooperation has been part of our long-term plan. Together, ACR and Skyguide can offer qualitative and cost-effective services, where safety is of outmost importance.


Skyguide is a well-managed company with a long history within ANS/ATC and the sole provider for ATC in Switzerland. Both ACR and Skyguide have integrated civilian and military ATC, an established standard in Switzerland and Sweden since the seventies. Flight safety through continuous focus on a safety culture is of outmost importance for both Skyguide and ACR. Airports and other customers shall experience that ACR/Skyguide provides the safest and most cost-effective service in the market.