Eastern Europe continues on free route mission

April 24, 2017 0

HungaroControl and ROMATSA, the Romanian air navigation service provider, have teamed up to establish the free route concept in Bulgarian airspace. Free route airspace allows aircraft to follow defined entry points and exit points without […]


Cross-border free routes focus for Austria

April 3, 2017 0

Austro Control’s efforts in cross border airspace optimisation continued during 2016 with eventual free route benefits pegged at fuel savings of up to 13,000kg and CO2 emissions by as much as 43,000kg every day. The Slovenian Austrian […]

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PRC outlines benefits of Free Route Airspace

March 22, 2017 0

Free Route Airspace (FRA) could be deployed through the entire Eurocontrol airspace area, giving airlines more freedom to choose the best flight plan route and the possibility of avoiding restrictions imposed by a rigid route network. In a final […]


European free route airspace bid gets SECSI

March 10, 2017 0

World ATM Congress  Representatives from five ANSPs signed a memorandum of cooperation during the World ATM Congress in Madrid aimed towards merging the two Free Route Airspaces SAXFRA (Slovenian Austrian Cross-Border Free Route Airspace) and SEAFRA […]


Free Route Airspace expands into North Atlantic

March 2, 2017 0

Aircraft operators can fly their preferred trajectories within the Bodø Oceanic FIR, where the Norwegian air navigation services provider Avinor is responsible for air traffic management. The implementation of Free Route Airspace (FRA) over large […]


Avinor implements major ATM system upgrade

February 7, 2017 0

Avinor, the Norwegian air navigation service provider, has successfully upgraded its ATM system. The massive enhancement was accomplished on the Sunday night of January 29, and marks an important milestone towards seamless Free Route operations […]


SEAFRA free route airspace goes 24/7

December 12, 2016 0

SMATSA, Croatia Control and BHANSA – responsible for managing the airspace of four states – Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – are now offering airlines the chance to plan and execute free route flights around […]


ENAV launches free route over Italy

December 7, 2016 0

Italy’s ENAV will tonight be giving the go-ahead for free route operations over Italian airspace. From 01.00 on 8 December, it will be possible for all overflying aircraft at an altitude above 11,000 metres to cross Italian […]


BLUE MED FAB launches Free Route Airspace

December 7, 2016 0

Free 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 […]