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IMPORTANT: Membership Fees

As you all know, the world of Air Traffic Control is an ever changing and challenging one.  So it is with the banking world currently, and EGATS does not remain unaffected.  First there was the forced change of banking institutions for our accounts, where we moved from Deutsche Bank back to our former partner ABN AMRO, unfortunately with a resulting change of account numbers.  Then came the full implementation of IBAN and BIC banking, bringing with it a new set of rules and formats for the Automatic Incasso contracts we had with a majority of our members.  This was the direct debit system that was implemented by my predecessor just about a decade ago, whereby most of you had authorized EGATS to withdraw the money directly from your accounts, thereby saving you the trouble of remembering to do it yourself and us of having to remind you.  However, due to massive changes in the European banking system, this procedure has now to be abandoned.  The legal and technical requirements, not to mention the cost to EGATS, of using the new SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Incasso agreements is just too burdensome. 

What do we propose instead?  Well, we have managed to agree with Eurocontrol that the annual membership fees, currently still 55 €, for those who wish, can be deducted directly from your monthly salary, and transferred to us.  This would normally be done together with the January salary (i.e. end of December).  For the year 2015, however, because of the timing of the change, this will most likely only be achieved with the March salary (so, end of February).

If you wish to make use of this system, then please fill out and sign this form, and return it to the Treasurer (via locker 100, or EGATS locker 109) before 15.12.2014 .

Members outside MUAC can mail the form to either :

℅ Steven Pelsmaekers (locker 100)
Horsterweg 11
NL-6199 AC Maastricht Airport

or :

℅ Steven Pelsmaekers
Droogbroekstraat 30
3730 Hoeselt

If you prefer to pay your membership fee yourself, then do take note of the current EGATS account number:  BIC: ABNANL2A    and   IBAN: NL66ABNA0440804523 .  Ideally, we would like for you to pay your fee during the month of January each year. 

If you have any questions, always feel free to contact me at

Best regards,

Steven, EGATS Treasurer