Airspace

IAA extends Shannon FRA into lower airspace

November 2, 2017 0

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has successfully introduced the extension of Shannon’s Free Route Airspace (FRA) into Shannon’s lower airspace. This builds on the success of FRA, which has been operational since 2009 in the […]

SESAR

Borealis to receive further European funding

July 29, 2016 0

The Borealis Alliance has been awarded considerable financial support to continue its work to deliver Free Route Airspace across Northern Europe by 2021. The funding of €63.2 million has been granted to support the ongoing […]

Innovation

New era for air traffic control at Prestwick

July 29, 2016 0

Following hundreds of hours of testing and fine tuning, a state of the art new air traffic control system has entered full operational service at Scotland’s Prestwick Control Centre. The system – called iTEC – […]

Airspace

Seamless routes over northern Europe launch

June 23, 2016 0

Airspace users can from today enjoy seamless Free Route Airspace across NEFAB East (Estonia, Finland, and Latvia) and DK/SE FAB (Denmark and Sweden), enabling them to plan and fly user preferred trajectories across these five […]

CAAs/ANSPs

UK-Ireland FAB completes dynamic sector trial

February 26, 2016 0

The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has successfully concluded a trial of the SESAR concept of dynamic sectorisation – the tactical switching of air traffic services between providers, proving a key concept for the next […]

Airports

Merit

February 24, 2016 0

In the SESAR CEO Survey 2016 Air Traffic Management magazine has comprehensively surveyed the senior leadership within the European industry on SESAR deployment and the prospects for success. The European Commission (EC) is launching its […]

Avionics

International Relationships

February 24, 2016 0

In the SESAR CEO Survey 2016 Air Traffic Management magazine has comprehensively surveyed the senior leadership within the European industry on SESAR deployment and the prospects for success. The Commission’s Aviation Strategy includes the progressive […]

Airspace

NEFAB launches free route airspace

November 12, 2015 0

The North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) partners are introducing major changes in airspace structure and air traffic management systems to improve flexibility and cost-efficiency for airspace users in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway. NEFAB […]

Airspace

Free route aspirations face rogue jet threat

June 24, 2015 0

The significant increase in ‘non-cooperative’ military activity over the Baltic Sea could – if left unchecked – dash the prospect of an ambitious roll-out of free route airspace in Europe. A number of incidents where […]

Airspace

Borealis free routes gain state-level support

March 9, 2015 0

Nine north European countries have agreed to work together at state level to support a major programme delivering Free Route Airspace in what is being seen as a major step forward for the Single European […]