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An Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) is the organisation that separates aircraft
Aircraft
An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. An aircraft counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines.Although...

 on the ground or in flight in a dedicated block of airspace
Airspace
Airspace means the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere....

 on behalf of a state or a number of states.

Air Navigation Service Providers are either government departments, state owned companies, or privatised organisations. The majority of the world's Air Navigation Service Providers are united in the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
CANSO – The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of the companies that provide air traffic control, and represents the interests of Air Navigation Service Providers worldwide...

 located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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