SEEN extends free route access over Slovakia

December 10, 2018 0

LPS SR, the air navigation service provider of Slovakia, has opened its airspace for free route operations. The December 6 launch sees the ATC provider join the SEEN FRA (South East Europe Night Free Route Airspace) initiative […]


Italy's ENAV lowers free route threshold

May 24, 2018 0

ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, will now allow all air traffic to plan a direct route through its airspace without referring to the traditional route network above 9,000 metres. This innovative procedure – […]


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 […]


Kazakhstan looking to free route development

October 11, 2017 0

Kazaeronavigatsia is targeting the development of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) to allow more flexible use of its airspace. According to Azat Bekturov, general director of the air navigation service provider who was speaking at a […]


Baltic FAB partners form link with Ukraine

September 13, 2017 0

PANSA, Poland’s’ air navigation service provider, and its Lithuanian counterpart ORO Navigacija have signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ukrainian air traffic agency UkSATSE. The partners said this represented a further step towards closer cooperation […]


Russia plans 2025 free route airspace strategy

July 21, 2017 0

Russia plans to create free route airspace to optimise flight trajectories and reduce flight time by 2025, reports Izvestia. The programme features in a draft strategy to develop the air navigation system of the Russian Federation by 2030 and […]


North European Free Route Airspace established

May 25, 2017 0

The north European Free Route Airspace programme NEFRA today celebrates its successful completion. The programme launched in 2013 when six north European pledged to establish seamless cross border Free Route operations between Danish/Swedish and North European […]


Italy's ENAV flight efficiency initiative delivers

May 9, 2017 0

Italy’s Free Route programme launched last December generated savings of 4 million kg of fuel and 1 million flown kilometres within just 24 days. The initiative by ENAV forms part of the air navigation service […]


FAB CE hails cross-border Free Route study

April 24, 2017 0

A major study into the introduction of Free Route Airspace (FRA) throughout the FAB CE area (“Free Route Airspace – from the Black Forest to the Black Sea”) is being hailed as a significant work […]