14125 aircraft operations, 39689 passengers, 164 tons of freight.
Foundation of IFATCA (International Federation OF ATC Associations). Luxembourg GUILD is founding member.
First jet aircraft lands at Luxembourg airport.
Airport services are reorganized under state employee conditions. ATC service counts 9 people including 2 supervisors.
Primary radar (PSR) is introduced for Approach Control. The approach controller still sits in the TWR.
Terminal building is adapted frequently to increasing traffic and passenger numbers.
26035 aircraft operations, 471410 passengers, 2398 tons of freight.
EUROCONTROL Institute starts operation at Kirchberg near the airport with courses for air navigation services.
New bigger terminal building is constructed on the eastside of airport site.
Luxembourg Airport Administration is created. It sits in the ‘old terminal’. It represents all airport services.
A computer system for flight data is introduced. It is called Minilux.
46256 aircraft operations, 698235 passengers, 38673 tons of freight.
New primary radar (PSR) is introduced. Approach Control gets separate room inside terminal building.
First major aircraft crash (IL62/10 casualties) at the airport. ATC is not involved in causes.
Main RWY 24/06 is increased to its final 4000 x 60 m. ILS is upgraded to reduced visibility operations CAT II/III.
1985, November 9th
A terrorist bomb attack destroys ILS installations for RWY 24.
ATC GUILD induces first industrial action of controllers in Luxembourg. Traffic is interrupted.
New flight data processing (FDP) is introduced. Name: MARA.
Construction of new TWR (35 m) and technical facilities (BTO), separated from ‘old terminal’. A new CARGO center is built on far east side of airport.
1993, April 17th
New TWR goes operational. Secondary radar (SSR) is introduced, coupled with upgraded FDP system for data correlation.
65617 aircraft operations, 1106750 passengers, 175362 tons of freight.
Old and first TWR plus ‘old terminal’ annexes are destroyed. ‘Old terminal’ main building is converted into administration building.
FDP is upgraded to OLDI standard.
85511 aircraft operations, 1669484 passengers (top), 499911 tons of freight.
2002, November 6th
Second major crash (F50/20 casualties) at the airport. Enquiry results are pending.
Freight handling peaks at 578988 tons.
Luxembourg ATC Guild commemorates 100 years of powered flight and 10 years operation in new TWR/BTO.
New larger Terminal building opens. Mode-S Radar in operation and Luxembourg Airport Administration changes name to ‘Administration de la Navigation Aerienne’. Implementation of Safety and Quality management.
New Cargolux maintenance hangar for B747 type aircraft
Freight handling at 705,371 tons, passengers at 2.47 million
Luxembourg Airport has constructed a high-security zone far away from most airport activities in order to attract the business of transporting valuable goods such as art and jewels.