HungaroControl’s online application helps pilots prepare
HungaroControl Hungarian Air Navigation Service’s new, free-of-charge, webbased
service offers general aviation pilots faster and simpler preparation for
safe flights. The NetBriefing system helps pilots submit flight plans from
wherever they may be for flights to HungaroControl’s Flight Information Centre. The website collects the most
important, regularly updated air navigation and meteorological information.
Through the use of this system, flight safety and traffic flow control in the
uncontrolled airspace can be improved, airspace infringements can be avoided
and in the event of an accident the work of search and rescue services will
As the submission of flight plans is not obligatory for VFR (visual flight rules) flights in
the uncontrolled airspace, currently only 60-70 percent of pilots make use of this
opportunity. However, submitting flight plans facilitate communication between pilots
and the staff of HungaroControl’s Flight Information Centre, and thus flight safety can
With the help of the NetBriefing system, pilots can prepare and submit their flight
plans to the air navigation service provider. The system records previously submitted
flight plans, which are retrievable and re-usable. Moreover, the regularly updated air
traffic and meteorological information collected on the ais.hungarocontrol.hu website
provides further help. This way the information flow between pilots and air traffic control
becomes smoother, which in turn improves traffic flow control in Hungary’s uncontrolled
airspace. Using this system facilitates the tracking down of aircraft in a state of
emergency as well.
Following free registration, NetBriefing is easy to access from any device equipped
with an Internet browser as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
The NetBriefing system was developed by the engineers of company
R-SYS on commission from HungaroControl in line with international trends
and with the requirements specified in the Local Single Sky Implementation
Programme (LSSIP) applicable in the member states of EUROCONTROL. The service
is run by the technical staff of HungaroControl’s flight information centre.