Last week's tragic mid-air collision over Germany has propelled air safety to the top of the agenda at Eurocontrol, the 31-member intergovernmental air safety body.
Eurocontrol will be picking over the details of the cause of the crash, which killed all 71 people aboard two aircraft, to see what measures can be taken to avoid future incidents, said the agency's Director-general Victor Aguado.
“Everything we can possibly do to improve safety will be done,” Aguado added.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Eurocontrol declined to give details of the proposals on the table at Friday's closed meeting in Brussels.
This article appeared in the 11-17 July 2002 edition of The European Voice.