BLUE MED FAB launches Free Route Airspace

LogoBlueMedFree Route Airspace will be implemented within the BLUE MED Functional Airspace Block by Italy’s ENAV and Malta’s MATS simultaneously from 8 December.
It is a major airspace project jointly coordinated and implemented by ENAV and MATS which will provide the ability of all operators to flight plan any direct route by indicating only an entry and an exit point in Free Route airspace.
This will result in significant benefits in fuel and CO2 emission reductions for all flights operating above 33,500 feet.
The project is implemented in accordance with EU regulation 716/2014 and DP2016 with successful safety assessments and in full coordination with Network Manager and adjacent air navigation service providers.