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Single European Sky role for airport slot chiefs

June 1, 2011 0

Slot coordinators may have a role to play in the Single European Sky, according to a new report commissioned by the European Commission (EC). According to EC analysis, better use of airport slots could bring […]


VINGA demonstrates first RNP-AR arrival with ILS approach

May 25, 2011 0

The VINGA (Validation and Implementation of Next Generation Airspace) green flight trials were launched on 24 May with a one-hour demonstration flight, reports Aimee Turner from Göteborg airport. VINGA – a project within the SESAR […]

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FAB CE members sign Single European Sky agreement

May 9, 2011 0

Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia have signed an agreement to create the “Functional Airspace Block – Central Europe” (FAB CE) an important step towards achieving the Single European […]

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FABEC Project West uses real-time simulation on new routes

April 20, 2011 0

The civil ANSPs Belgocontrol, the French DSNA, EUROCONTROL´s Maastricht UAC and NATS (UK), together with their military colleagues from the Belgian and French Air Forces, validated an improved airspace structure during a two-week large-scale real-time […]

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First FAB report outlines airspace user savings

April 19, 2011 0

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and NATS have published the third UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) Plan for the period 2011–2014 and their annual report on progress achieved in 2010. The FAB, the first in […]


Central European air traffic receives EU project boost

April 19, 2011 0

Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia will participate in a joint FABEC project with €1.4 million of EU co-financing. The study will identify solutions to implement Single European Sky II (SES II) legislation and […]

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EU study to improve UK/Irish co-ordination

April 15, 2011 0

The European Commission has awarded more than €1.15 million in financing to a study which aims to design and validate the establishment of High Level Sectors (HLS) over Irish and British airspace. This will allow […]


North Atlantic RLongSM trial underway

April 14, 2011 0

The SESAR Joint Undertaking reports that the first day of trials of Reduced Longitudinal Separation Minimum in the North Atlantic (RLongSM) project took place on 5 April. The project, which is part of the AIRE […]


New SESAR JU board chairman named

April 8, 2011 0

Matthias Ruete, Director General of the European Commission Mobility and Transport Directorate-General, has been appointed chairman of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) Administrative Board. The SJU is the public-private partnership formed in 2007 to manage […]